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Suez Canal Blocked: The Long Give has moved 17 meters north reports Egyptian Media

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Egyptian media reported that the Suez Canal stranded cargo ship "Long Give" has moved 17 meters north. It is reported that rescuers have been able to move the stern and successfully make the rudder and propeller work. (AFP)

Egyptian media reported that the Suez Canal stranded cargo ship "Long Give" has moved 17 meters north. It is reported that rescuers have been able to move the stern and successfully make the rudder and propeller work.

Egyptian media reported that the cargo ship “Long Give” that stranded the Suez Canal has begun to move, and the ship has moved 17 meters north. The chairman of the Egyptian Suez Canal Authority stated that several rescue plans have been formulated for stranded freighters.

“Egypt Today” reported that as of Saturday (27th) local time, the Suez Canal stranded freighter “Long Give” has moved 17 meters north. According to reports, rescuers have been able to move the stern and successfully make the rudder and propeller work.

Osama, the head of the Suez Canal Authority, said: “The stern has begun to move. This is a positive sign.” He added that the cause of the accident is “under investigation”, adding that human error cannot be ruled out.

The chairman of Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority, Usama Rabie, also said at a press conference that day that Egypt has formulated a number of rescue plans and is considering compensation for other ships that have been delayed due to the stranding of the Long Grant.

Rabie said that there are currently 321 ships waiting on the northern and southern sides of the Suez Canal, and the Egyptian side has provided them with the necessary logistics services.

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