The maritime industry breathes a sigh of relief as the grounded leviathan, Ever Given, is finally freed from the sandy grasp of the banks of the Suez Canal, six days after running aground.
In a short announcement, Leth Agencies, the Norwegian Shipping agent, said on social media that the ultra large container ship, Ever Given, was finally re-floated at 15:00 local time and is moving — six days after going hard aground on the bank of the Suez Canal.
A Youtube video posted by the company shows the Ever Given listing slightly to port as she is towed towards Great Bitter Lake by the tugs that succeeded in freeing her.
A live stream of the ship can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMyErD7Vf74
Further updates to follow.