Lieutenant General Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, inspected today, Thursday evening, the well-known dredger of one of the Authority’s dredges, while it was carrying out dredging works in the area of the giant Panamanian container ship EVER GIVEN, 151 km in km, to float the ship and resume navigation in the canal.
The dredging works aims to remove the sand surrounding the bow of the ship with dredging quantities ranging from 15 to 20 thousand cubic meters of sand, which will be expelled through external extrusion lines for the dredger, in order to reach the draft suitable for its float, which ranges from 12 to 16 meters.
During his inspection tour, Lieutenant General Osama Rabei was briefed on the dredging works carried out by Mashhour dredge starting from Thursday evening, in coordination with the Dutch rescue company SMIT, which is following up the efforts to float from the top of the Panamanian container ship.
Lieutenant General Rabie stressed that the dredging works are carried out in accordance with the highest standards of maritime safety, taking into account several determinants, most notably the nature of the soil, the presence of cladding and the safe distance between the dredger and the ship.
He stressed his confidence in the ability of the Authority’s men to float the ship as soon as possible.
It is noteworthy that the preliminary dredging work began on the tenth of Ramadan dredging on Wednesday evening, before the well-known dredging was pushed.
The article “The Suez Canal”: Removing 20 thousand cubic meters of sand to solve the delinquent ship crisis was written in Al Borsa newspaper.