Egypt declares a state of emergency in the Suez Canal with a view to the passage of the “Ever Given” at sea

The Egyptian authorities announced this Saturday the declaration of a state of emergency in the Suez Canal in view of the transit on the day of “Ever Given”, the cargo ship that ran aground by sea in March and blocked it for six hours.

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has stated that it has hired two guides and two speedboats to accompany the freighter’s route throughout its voyage, on which it is also accompanied by ships from the Glota of the Red Sea, the newspaper reported ‘Al -Ahram ‘.

This is the second time that the ship has crossed the sea route since the blockade in March. It took place for the first time in August after the Egyptian authorities authorized the freighter to leave territorial waters in July following an agreement to pay compensation for the blockade of the canal.

Egypt declares a state of emergency in the Suez Canal with a view to the passage of the “Ever Given” at sea
Egypt declares a state of emergency in the Suez Canal with a view to the passage of the “Ever Given” at sea

The priming of the 400 meter long and 59 meter wide ‘Ever Given’, which transports 224,000 tons of goods, caused an unprecedented traffic jam on one of the busiest trade routes in the world, which paralyzed the value of 9,500 goods. led millions of euros a day.

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