“It was very dangerous,” said Mashhour’s head dredger, Mohammed Sayed. “It was the first time in history that we used a dredger in floating a ship and freeing a grounded ship.”
“That was one of the hardest and biggest challenges,” he said. “Thank God, everything went well.”
In conclusion, Egyptian authorities said that they are still investigating the Suez Canal blockage. They said that everything was recorded and this will help on identifying the reasons behind the blockage.
“There is a black box like the one in the planes that records everything,” Rabie said.
“Every word that was said about the machinery, every word about steering. Every word the captain or any others … everything is recorded.”