28th March 2021
Having removed more than 20,000 tons of sand and mud, the
dredging operation underway has succeeded in loosening the EVER
GIVEN’s bow within the bank of the Suez Canal and the ship’s stern
has been cleared from the sand bank. (sic) The rudder and propeller of the
vessel are fully functional and expected to provide additional support
to tugboats assigned to move the container ship from the accident site
so that normal transit may again resume within the canal.
The rescue team is continuing the dredging efforts and will
resume attempts to refloat the vessel at 14:00 local time in Egypt
(20:00 Taipei time).