Ship EVER GIVEN and Suez Canal Crisis in March 2021

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Suez Canal Was Blocked For

06 days 12 hours 10 minutes 03 seconds

Suez Canal was blocked since 23 March 2021 at around 05:00 UTC in the morning, until 23 March 2021, around 17:00 UTC.

What had happened?

Ultra Large Container Vessel EVER GIVEN ran aground in the Suez Canal north of Suez on 23 March 2021, at around 05:00 UTC in the morning. The incident caused a blockage of the Suez Canal, extensive vessel traffic jams, and disruptions in the maritime supply chain.

The ship was freed on 29 March 2021, at around 15:00 UTC and the traffic in the Suez Canal was reopened two hours later.

All Information on EVER GIVEN

The EVER GIVEN is an ultra large container ship with the IMO 9811000, MMSI 353136000 and Callsign H3RC. It was built in 2018 and currently runs under the flag of Panama.

  • Length 400 m
  • Width 59 m
  • Draught ( 13.5 m
  • Speed  14.2 kn / 23.7 kn
  • Deadweight 199489 tons
  • Gross Tonnage 217612
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