Ever Given was dislodged and taken for inspection while other ships carrying livestock were allowed to pass through the Suez Canal on priority.
Six days later, the ship has been freed using tugboats using pull-and-push maneuvers at high tide to dislodge it from the canal.
Boskalis, the salvage firm hired to extract the Ever Given, has dredged approximately 30,000 cubic meters of sand with specialized dredgers and 11 tugs out the stern and vacuumed sand and mud from beneath the bow.
Lt. Gen. Osama Rabei, head of the Suez Canal Authority(SCA), said that navigation in the canal resumed at 6 p.m. local time. The ship was ready for the limited navigation as the initial inspection did not indicate any damage to the containers. The ship is being towed to Great Bitter Lake for complete inspection and allowing smooth traffic passage. The complex operation was helped by a strong falling tide that helped push the ship at the top while the rescue team pulled at the ship's bottom.