Suez Canal logjam latest: MV Ever Given still stuck, new tug to join efforts to float megaship

The giant container ship stranded in the Suez Canal continued to remain wedged diagonally across the waterway for the seventh day on Monday, blocking a vital global trade route. The blockage has impacted businesses across the world in a big way and is costing the global economy billions.

The technical manager Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) of MV Ever Given, the vessel stuck on Suez Canal, said that newly arrived specialist tug will join efforts to float the ship, according to news agency Reuters. “Further attempts to re-float the vessel will continue this evening once the tug is safely in position along with the 11 tugs already on site,” the BSM statement cited by the agency added.