Suez Canal obstruction by ship Ever Given 2021
Suez Canal obstruction by ship Ever Given 2021 23 Mar 2021 07:40 EET (-2:00) Rating: AA
Suez Canal, Egypt 30N01, 32E35
Notes: The container ship Ever Given (operated by a company called Evergreen and built in 2018) ran aground the southern end of the Suez Canal, preventing other ships from getting through the canal. The location given was the coordinates where it ran aground.
It was flying under a Panamanian flag, and was en route to Rotterdam.
The Suez Canal itself opened 17 Nov 1869 15:00 LMT at Port Said, Egypt 31N16 32E18, rating A. See the entry in Astrodatabank at https://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Historic:_Suez_Canal_Opening
Source: Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Suez_Canal_obstruction for general information. [Mark Okrasa]. Coordinates in the Wiki article are from https://archive.is/20210325041258/https://www.vesselfinder.com/vessels/EVER-GIVEN-IMO-9811000-MMSI-353136000 [Chris Mitchell]
AA Ref: 7005