113 ships should pass through the Suez Canal in both directions by 8:00 (09:00 Moscow time) on Tuesday, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Chairman Osama Rabie said at a press conference on Monday.
He told reporters that the agency is working on accelerating the movement of convoys through the canal, with 113 vessels expected to transit it by early Tuesday morning and 422 ships waiting in line, TASS reports.
422 ships have been stranded in the Suez Canal over the incident with the Ever Given container vessel, Osama Rabie said. According to him, everybody was confident in authorities’ ability to overcome the crisis, thus "no ships stranded in the Suez Canal have changed their courses to other routes."
According to the official, the dislodging of the Ever Given container vessel was unprecedented since it was conducted without unloading the cargo, without casualties, injuries or damage to the environment. "The ship came out intact and it has no problems," he told the local Nile TV earlier.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Egypt had ended the crisis and assured resumption of trade through the canal.