The massive container ship “Ever Given” that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week was fully refloated on Monday as the famous sea trade route has been reopened for traffic now.
The development came a week after the container ship met an accident due to high winds on March 23, and became jammed diagonally across a southern section of the canal, blocking the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia.
According to media reports, because of the mishap, some 400 ships, including oil tankers and vessels, carrying goods worth millions, had been stuck in the canal. Subsequently, the experts had termed the incident as the worst-case scenario for global trade.
Earlier on Monday, it was unclear when the canal would completely reopen as the ship was partially refloated.
Later on the tugboats with the help of high tides managed to dislodge the Japanese-owned megaship which eventually ended the crisis.