Maxar’s WorldView-3 satellite collected high-resolution imagery this morning (March 27, 2021) of the Suez Canal and efforts in progress to free the grounded EVER GIVEN container ship.
This new imagery provides a very detailed look at the dredging operations which continue near the ship as well as earth moving equipment excavating sand near the bow of the ship. Additionally, Maxar’s WorldView-2 satellite collected a large area (nearly 2,500 square kilometers in one image) along the canal and the Gulf of Suez this morning. The imagery reveals that more than 120 ships are anchored south of the entrance to the canal and remain unable to transit due to the grounded ship in the canal. In the link provided below, you can download a gallery of today’s imagery that include the very close up views of the EVER GIVEN ship, the ongoing efforts to free the ship as well as the overview of the ships waiting south of the canal.
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