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New operations are being prepared, whilea high tide expected in the evening could make life easier. A dozen tugs and dredges are mobilized to suck the sand under the ship, whose bow is embedded in the shore. According to Egyptian Suez Canal Authority (SCA) spokesperson George Safwat, some 27,000 cubic meters of sand have already been cleared, 18 meters deep.
Admiral Ossama Rabie, the chairman of the SCA, is optimistic. He told Egyptian television on Saturday that the ship, which is blocking more than 300 boats, had “moved 30 degrees to the right and left” for the first time, “a good indicator” of the evolution of efforts.
Source site www.francetvinfo.fr