2021年10月26日

Egyptian President: It will take three days to unclog Suez Canal

Overseas network on March 30, according to the Russian satellite network 30 news, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said that because of the “long give” container ship ran aground caused by the congestion of the Suez Canal, it will take three days to drege.

Speaking on the banks of the canal, Sisi said: “It is expected that within three days the congestion will be cleared and traffic will return to normal.” He noted that the Suez Canal is now open.

By the morning of March 30 local time, 113 ships had passed through the waterway, the report said. Unlike usual, the Suez Canal now operates 24 hours a day.

The 400m-long, 224,000-tonne container ship, the Changzi, ran aground in the Suez Canal on its way to the Netherlands, cutting off the world’s busiest canal. On March 29, Chang Ci broke shallow and resumed sailing through the Suez Canal at 18:00 local time. (Wu Qian, Overseas Online)

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