Suez Canal: US Navy to send team of experts to help block Ever Given as latest bailout attempt fails

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Suez Canal: US Navy to send team of experts to help block Ever Given as latest bailout attempt fails


The US Navy plans to send a team of dredging experts on the Suez Canal as early as Saturday to help dislodge the colossal Ever Given container ship that has been blocking the canal since Tuesday.
It comes as the administration of US President Joe Biden has said it is monitoring the situation closely and examining how it can help resolve the situation.

The 400m-long vessel became stranded when it ran aground in the Suez Canal after being blown sideways by 40-knot winds and a dust storm.

According to CNN, two Defense Department officials said the US Navy in the Middle East would send the assessment team to advise local authorities. The Egyptian administration agreed to accept the offer of assistance, which was forwarded by the US Embassy in Cairo.

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) also welcomed the offer of aid, saying in a statement Friday that it “appreciates the offer of the United States of America to contribute” to efforts to to dislodge the Lord.

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