American Navy will help the Egyptian govt. in operation to seek a massive container ship that recently trapped sideways in the Suez Canal.
On Tuesday, the MV Ever Given (Japanese company Shoei Kisen KK) hit the lower end of the canal. By that time, the jam has massively disturbed the traffic down the canal. Moreover, the ship allegedly supposedly started the journey on Wednesday, but the ship remains stuck as of Friday.
The U.S. officials pledged to send an expert team
The United States Navy regulators have vowed to push a group of specialists, which includes professional engineers skilled in dredging missions, to assist Egyptian regulators to find out the ship.
In an email to Fox News, a Pentagon spokeswoman (Cmdr. Jessica L. McNulty) said that they have offered, and stand ready to help Egypt and will look to assist any particular request they receive. She continued that they continue to observe and assess the condition, but have nothing to offer on any potential specific help at this time.
In a White House news briefing Friday, Jen Psaki (Press Secretary) reported that the United States has provided assistance to the Egyptians. Furthermore, CNN was the first news agency to report the American Navy’s involvement in the Egyptian mission to dig out the ship.
Besides this, the canal accounts for nearly ten percent of the whole world’s trade flow. The head of the Suez Canal, Lt. Gen. Ossama Rabei, said that the Suez Canal wouldn’t spare any struggles to make sure the restoration of navigation and to serve the movement of global trade.
The Ever Given is stuck nearly 3.7 miles away from the southern entrance to the canal, and it is larger than the Empire State Building. However, specialists described that it could take a week in the presence of a best-case scenario to free the ship.
Some of the experts said that interruptions could develop as ten billion dollars in losses per day. By chance, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (the aircraft carrier) is in the Eastern Mediterranean these days at the time of the Suez Crisis.