How a full moon and a ‘huge lever’ helped free Ever Given from Suez canal

How a full moon and a ‘huge lever’ helped free Ever Given from Suez canal

The Guardian

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Fuller account of operation reveals how nature and logistics aligned to unblock the Suez canal

In the end the difference was made by two high-powered tugboats and a force even greater: a tide that swelled to its highest point in months with the full moon, and then powerfully ebbed, helping to free the Ever Given.

The week-long operation in the Suez Canal had struggled to make progress and looked as though it might stretch for weeks until Sunday, when nature and logistics aligned, according to the boss of the Dutch salvaging unit that helped run the operation, who has given the fullest account of the mission so far to news outlets in the Netherlands.

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