2 tugs head to the Suez Canal in Egypt as sailors avoid it

Two more tugs were slaughtered Sunday into Egypt’s Suez Canal to help with efforts to free a skyscraper-sized catcher for days across the emergency waterway, even when major vessels take their boats away from fear that the ship will take even longer for free.

The huge Ever Given, a Panama-flagged Japanese ship carrying goods between Asia and Europe, entered Tuesday in a one-way stretch of the waterway. In the period since then, authorities have been unable to remove the vessel and traffic through the canal – worth more than $ 9 billion per day – has been stopped. disrupts a global shipping network already spread by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Dutch-flagged Alpine Guard and the Italian-flagged Carlo Magno, arrived in to help with existing tugs, the Red Sea near the city of Suez early Sunday, satellite data from MarineTraffic showed. com. The tugs push the 400-meter-long (quarter-mile-long) provided while scrapers continue to empty sand from the vessel with mud on it. covered next to his port, said Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, which manages the Ever Given.