Ship that blocked Suez Canal reaches Qingdao for repairs

Source: Xinhua| 2021-10-04 22:57:54|Editor: huaxia

Photo taken on Oct. 4, 2021 shows the Ever Given container ship berthed at a ship-repairing dock of Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province. The Ever Given container ship which blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week in March arrived in Qingdao on Monday for repair. (Xinhua/Li Ziheng)

QINGDAO, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Giant cargo ship Ever Given that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly one week in March reached east China's coastal city of Qingdao for repairs on Monday.

The vessel, which was mainly damaged in the bow, will undergo repairs for more than 20 days in a shipyard of Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.

Authorities handled the ship's entry approval procedures and dispatched patrol boats to organize maritime traffic for its smooth berthing, said Zhang Zhigang, an official with the Qingdao Maritime Safety Administration.

The Ever Given, owned by a Japanese company and operated by Evergreen Marine Corp. based in China's Taiwan, ran aground in the Suez Canal on March 23 and jammed global shipping traffic until it was refloated on March 29 with the help of more than 10 tugboats. Enditem

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