Suez Canal: Egypt begins inquiry into cargo ship’s grounding



BBC News

Egypt has begun a formal investigation into how a giant container ship blocked the Suez Canal and disrupted global trade for almost a week.

Suez Canal Authority (SCA) adviser Sayed Sheaysha said experts would board the Ever Given on Wednesday to obtain data relevant to the incident.

The probe will examine the vessel’s seaworthiness and the crew’s actions.

The Ever Given has been anchored in the Great Bitter Lake, the canal’s midway point, since being refloated on Monday.

The 400m-long (1,312ft), 220,000-tonne ship became wedged diagonally across the waterway on 23 March after running aground amid high winds and a sandstorm that affected visibility.

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