Thursday/ the Ever Given is not giving

Welp! I’m checking in on the Ever Given every morning (the ultra-large containership that ran aground in the Suez Canal on Tuesday).  So far, it is not budging.

There is a full moon and a high tide on the way this weekend, though. That will lift the water level in the canal and may help to dislodge the Ever Given. (The Suez canal is not like the Panama canal, with its locks that elevate ships above sea level.  The Suez has no locks — the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea’s Gulf of Suez have approximately the same water level).

More than 150 ships are waiting to pass through the 120 mile canal. [Graphic by Refinitiv, a global provider of financial market data and infrastructure].
Amazing detail in this satellite picture. The 400-meter, 224,000-tonne Ever Given container ship, leased by Taiwan’s Evergreen Marine Corp, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal in a BlackSky satellite image taken at 15:30 local time March 25, 2021. 
[BlackSky/Handout via REUTERS]
Stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world’s largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground, in Suez Canal, Egypt March 25, 2021, in this still image taken from a video.  [Reuters TV via REUTERS]

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