Ever Given's grounding in the Suez Canal was a planned event.
Following the Suez Canal grounding, claims to circulate online that the incident planned to sabotage global trade and disrupt the major trade route.
Misbar’s investigation found the claim false. There’s no evidence that Ever Given's grounding in the Suez Canal was a planned event.
It was not a staged event. Reports that the strong winds were the major factor in this incident. The Washington Post reported that the Suez Canal Authority said the investigation would not focus just on the weather.
Thus, the Suez Canal closed five times since it opened in 1869. Three of the closings were due to shipping accidents, Insider reported.
The incident received around-the-clock news coverage by countless media organizations worldwide, and efforts to free the ship involved many people and dozens of organizations.
The Evergreen Line is the trade name for the five shipping companies owned by the Evergreen Group, a Taiwan shipping conglomerate.
An Ever Given ship, one of the world's largest ocean vessels, got stuck in a canal bank on March 23 during a dust storm with high winds.
According to Reuters, crews used tugboats, large-capacity dredgers, and high tides to excavate and pull the ship from the canal’s banks. The vessel was free by around-the-clock digging (workers removed approximately 30,000 cubic meters of sand) and tugs that pushed and pulled it into the middle of the channel.
Misbar rates the claim as false; there is no indication the incident was staged or planned.