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Photos show The Ever Given container ship that blocked the Suez Canal is repaired and back in action

The Ever Given container ship repairs
  • The container ship that blocked the Suez Canal returned to shipping freight between Europe and Asia on Sunday. 
  • Last month, The Ever Given dry-docked in China to undergo repairs after the canal damaged its bow.
  • Newly released photos show cranes and trucks loading containers onto the restored ship — see them here.  
The Ever Given container ship has completed its repairs in Qingdao, China, and is back on shipping schedules.

The Ever Given container ship repairs

The ship’s bulbous bow was damaged after The Ever Given infamously blocked the Suez Canal for six days in March.

ever given

Last Thursday, the ship’s repaired bow with a fresh coat of paint was spotted at a shipyard in The West Coast New Area of Qingdao, East China’s Shandong Province.

The Ever Given container ship repairs

Here, a ship repair worker introduces the repaired Ever Given to an inspector at the Huangdao Entry-Exit border control station in Qingdao, China.

The Ever Given container ship repairs

More than 1 million cubic feet of sand and mud were removed from around the ship to dislodge the vessel’s bow and stern from the canal. By the time it was removed, the bow suffered severe damage.

The Ever Given container ship repairs

As the supply-chain crisis continues, giant container ships like The Ever Given have become even more valuable. One expert said the ship’s entire bow had to be replaced.

The Ever Given container ship repairs

The Ever Given weighs 220,000 tons, making it one of the largest container ships in the world. Here, hundreds of truck drivers and other dock staff unload shipping containers onto its deck.

containers loaded onto Ever Given

On Sunday, The Ever Given began transporting freight between Asia and Europe once again.

The Ever Given container ship repairs

Container ships are getting larger every year — the Ever Given is longer than three football fields. Experts say the ships’ drastic increase in size has contributed to the supply-chain crisis.

The Ever Given container ship repairs

Inspectors from the Huangdao Entry-Exit border control station “bid farewell” to The Ever Given, which is returning to sea just in time for holiday shipping surges.

The Ever Given container ship repairs
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