Massive container ship lodged in Suez Canal, blocking traffic in both directions

Massive container ship lodged in Suez Canal, blocking traffic in both directions
Stuck in the middle with cargo. Social media image via gCaptain

[Ed. – May take a while to get that beast unstuck.  She’s deck-stacked to the stratosphere.  Canal managers might want to have a look at their regs on that.  Note: the name “Ever Given” is correct; Evergreen is the shipping line name.]

An ultra-large containership is aground and blocking ship traffic in the Suez Canal.

AIS data shows the MV Ever Given is stuck sideways towards the south end of the canal near Suez, Egypt, preventing ships from passing in either direction. Several tugs have been on scene for several hours working to dislodge the ship.

Shipping agent GAC reports that the grounding occurred at 7:40 a.m. local time on Tuesday (March 23) at kilometer 151 after the vessel suffered a black out while transiting. …

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At 400-meters-long and a little over 20,000 TEU capacity, the Panama-registered MV Ever Given is among the largest of so-called “mega ships”, aka ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs), currently in operation.

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