Authorities bank on tide to help refloat grounded ship in Suez Canal

Authorities are now relying on the tide to refloat grounded Ever Given in the Suez Canal. If unsuccessful, it may take another 14 days, as that is when the high tide returns, according to an assessment. More than 200 ships are so far queued up. Friday, another attempt to refloat the vessel failed, ship manager informs ShippingWatch.

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The tide could end up playing a crucial role in refloating grounded container ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal.

Over the coming days, the amount of water in the Suez Canal will deepen up to 46 cm, the authorities estimate, according to Arrow Research. The deeper waters could make it easier to free the ship, which has been stuck in the canal since it ran aground on Tuesday morning.

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