CAIRO - 28 March 2022: The Suez Canal Authority announced that it will celebrate, Tuesday, the anniversary of the flotation of the Panamanian container ship "Ever Given", in the new Marina building, east of the Suez Canal.
The Suez Canal said that the celebration will start at half past eleven in the morning, to be followed by a press conference by Osama Rabie, the head of the authority, to answer all questions and shed light on the developments of the southern sector development project, and recent navigation statistics in the canal.
The Ever Given ship ran aground in the Suez Canal on March 23, 2021, and the Suez Canal Authority succeeded in floating it six days after the accident, where it was towed to the Bitter Lakes near the city of Fayed in Ismailia Governorate.
The vessel's deviation caused the navigation movement to stop In the canal, the men of the Suez Canal Authority succeeded in floating the ship by using dredging operations for the first time in the world close to the ship, to re-float it without any unloading of the shipment.
The Ever Given Ship, one of the largest container ships in the world, has a length of 400 meters, a width of 59 meters, and a total tonnage of 224,000 tons.