Suez Crisis

  • Image 1: Ever Given's (EG) bow (front) is stuck at the Suez Canal.
  • Image 2: Typical nose of a ship ⇒ EG's bow is buried in the bank.
  • Image 3: Front and back of EG are stuck, no pull or push possible.
  • Spring tide is this Sun and Mon. Salvage crews hope the ship can be floated slightly to allow it to be dislodged from the banks. If that doesn't work, the next spring tide is two weeks away. 
  • Re: the third image, if the water level falls too much (for whatever reason), there will be nothing to support the ship except the two ends ⇒ the bottom could break.
  • Update: [Video] EG freed on Mon (29-Mar-2021).