First ship passes through Suez Canal after Ever Given freed

First ship passes through Suez Canal after Ever Given freed


The Wish came through.

The first ship to make it through the Suez Canal since the vital waterway was reopened after a colossal container ship was finally freed Monday is reportedly the YM Wish.

The 1,207-foot-long, Hong Kong-flagged container ship – only about 100 feet shorter than the previously wedged Ever Given – exited the southbound canal about 9:15 p.m. Monday and proceeded to the Red Sea and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, according to The New York Times.

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Ship tracking website MarineTraffic.com showed more than 100 vessels traveling through the newly unclogged canal in both directions Monday night following the Wish’s successful passage.

The convoys restarted after tugs pulled the 200,000-ton Ever Given free from the spot where it ran aground March 23.

The Ever Given is accompanied by Suez Canal tugboats as it moves in the Suez Canal.AP

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Tuesday that the grounding had reaffirmed the importance of the waterway.

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