Pakistan plans to refloat ship that ran aground near Karachi
Pakistani authorities said Monday they were working on plans to refloat a cargo ship that ran aground off the coast near the southern port city of Karachi last week amid bad weather. The Heng Tong 77 was en route to Istanbul from China when it drifted and got stuck in shallow waters Wednesday near the coast in Pakistani territory, authorities said. The management of Pakistan's Karachi Port Trust, which handles matters relating to naval traffic at the port, provided no details on how the ship will be refloated.news.yahoo.com
Massive cargo ship blocking Suez Canal "successfully refloated"
Massive cargo ship blocking Suez Canal "successfully refloated" The cargo ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal, one of the world's most vital shipping lanes, has finally been moved. However, the head of the company involved in the rescue effort has urged caution, warning the rest of the operation would not be easy. Charlie D'Agata reportscbsnews.com
Plan made to refloat ship blocking Suez Canal using tide
This satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows the cargo ship MV Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal near Suez, Egypt, Friday, March 26, 2021. (Maxar Technologies via AP)ISMAILIA – The company that owns the giant container ship stuck sideways across the Suez Canal said an attempt will be made to refloat the vessel by taking advantage of tidal movements later Saturday. “It’s a complex technical operation” that will require several attempts to free the vessel, Lt. Gen. Osama Rabei, head of the Suez Canal Authority, said in a statement. The Suez Canal Authority has said it welcomed international assistance. A maritime traffic jam grew to more than 200 vessels Friday outside the Suez Canal and some vessels began changing course.