In Britain, the freighter Eliza closed off Littlehampton Harbor. The BBC writes about this on March 31, comparing the incident with the situation with the container ship Ever Given, which ran aground in the southern part of the Suez Canal.
The report states that the Eliza pulled away from the pier in Littlehampton Harbor on Tuesday morning, March 31, due to the onset of high tide.
“The stern of the ship was blown about 100 feet (30 m) into the Arun River, almost blocking the harbor entrance,” the report said.
It is noted that the dry cargo ship was returned to the site on the same day with the help of a smaller vessel. During the operation, the 80-meter Eliza was not damaged.
According to a local port spokesman, the jammed vessel did not prevent ships from passing through a narrow passage in the West Bank, and therefore no reports of congestion in the port have been received.
On March 29, after a week of blocking the Suez Canal by a stranded dry cargo ship, the first ships began their movement along the canal. Earlier on the same day, the container ship was removed from the shallows, the ship, with the help of tugs, began to move north towards the lakes for technical inspection.
Panama-flagged container ship Ever Given ran aground south of the Suez Canal on 23 March, blocking traffic. The Japanese company Shohei Kisen, the ship’s operator, attributed the incident to strong winds.