Ever Given freed live stream Suez Canal Authority Facebook March 29 2020
The Ever Given seen in a still from a Facebook live video by the Suez Canal Authority on March 29, 2021, announcing that it had been freed.

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The Ever Given, the massive container ship that has spent days stuck in the Suez Canal, was set free Monday, restoring traffic to the Suez Canal.

Leth Agencies, a canal service provider, confirmed Monday that the ship had been entirely re-floated and was moving throughout the canal, the Associated Press reported.

Several videos from the canal showed the ship moving again.

According to the report, tugboats were able to pull the ship from the back of the canal where it had been stuck for nearly a week.

The tugs will now pull the ship to Great Bitter Lake where it will be inspected, the report said.

This live stream, posted to Facebook by the Suez Canal Authority, showed the ship after it had been freed.

Another video, posted by NBC reporter Raf Sanchez, showed the perspective from the banks of the canal, where the ship could be seen making slow progress from where it was stuck.

The Ever Given got wedged in the canal on Tuesday March 23, on Tuesday, blocking one of the world's busiest shipping routes.

The ship had been partially freed earlier Monday through the use of a dredging ship that can move upwards of 70,000 cubic feet of sand an hour.

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