Suez Canal Crisis: 'Ever Given' owners aim to free ship 'tomorrow night'

The 400 meter ship is blocking transit through one of the world's busiest shipping channels.

Suez blockage sets shipping rates racing, oil and gas tankers diverted away (video credit: Reuters)
 Shoei Kisen, the Japanese owner of the container ship blocking the Suez Canal, said it aims to free the ship "tomorrow night Japan time," the Nikkei reported on Friday.
The 400 m (430-yard) Ever Given, leased by Taiwan's Evergreen Marine Corp, is blocking transit through one of the world's busiest shipping channels for oil and grain and other trade linking Asia and Europe.
 
Ships are seen at the entrance of the Suez Canal, Egypt March 26, 2021. (Photo credit: Mohamed Abd El Ghaney/Reuters)Ships are seen at the entrance of the Suez Canal, Egypt March 26, 2021. (Photo credit: Mohamed Abd El Ghaney/Reuters)
A spokeswoman for the owner in Japan said that the refloating work was ongoing but that the company did not yet know when the effort would succeed.
"We don't have an estimate for when the work will succeed," she said.