Mega container ship hard aground in Suez Canal UPDATES

News March 24, 2021 4:22 am

Ultra Large Container Vessel EVER GIVEN ran aground in Suez Canal north of Suez, at around 0600 UTC Mar 23, shortly after entering Canal in northbound convoy. As of 1440 UTC Mar 23, the giant ship was still aground with tugs attempting to refloat her. Traffic reportedly, is blocked in both directions. EVER GIVEN is en route from Yantian China to Rotterdam.

Mar 24 0415 UTC UPDATE: Still aground, traffic blocked, Canal authorities hope the ship will be refloated during the day Mar 24.

Container ship EVER GIVEN, IMO 9811000, GT 219079, capacity 20388 TEU, built 2018, flag Panama, manager HIGAKI SANGYO KAISHA LTD (EQUASIS).