On Monday 29 March Smit Salvage - a Boskalis company - completed the successful salvage operation of the the large containercarrier mv Ever Given in the Suez Canal. Making free passage through canal possible again. The salvage was executed in a joint operation of local and international tugs (including the Dutch flagged ALP Guard), dredgers and in close cooperation with the Suez Canal Authority.
With a length of 400 meters and a width of nearly 60 meters mv Ever Given had been wedged in this vital shipping route since 23 March 2021 blocking all shipping traffic.
A fleet of Egyptian and international vessels cooperated in the succesfull operation. On Monday the 29th the attending tugs mv Maridive 703 from Egypt and mv Carlo Magno from Italy got support from the Dutch flagged deepsea tug mv ALP Guard, operated by Rotterdam-based specialist ALP Maritime Services.
The ALP Guard - a 74 meter deepsea anchor handling tug with 18000kW of propulsion power and 285 mt bollard pull – is one of the strongest tugs in the world.
Source: APL Maritime Services