Lieutenant General Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, said that work is currently underway to expand the scope of dredging and digging in the bow area, to remove the sides of the canal and dredging to bring it to a depth of 18 meters.
He emphasized that this would facilitate the floatation of the ship by relying mainly on dredging by means of “Mashhour” dredge, in addition to the use of earth dredges that allow it to get closer to the ship.
He explained that “Mashhour” intensified work to dredge the circumference of the bow of the ship to reach a depth of 18 meters, while the long-arm and portable ground excavators are working to expand the drilling range at the bottom of this area to allow approaching the ship at a distance not reached by the dredger. And safety that requires safe distances between the dredger and the ship of not less than 10 meters.
He emphasized that the depth survey and measurement are carried out periodically through specialized marine survey systems to measure depths using ultrasound, whether mono or multi-ray, through the survey and program team of the Dredging Department.
It should be noted that the tasks of the ground excavators vary to include drilling in front of the ship’s front from the side of the ground, deepening and expanding a water surface inside the ground to facilitate the towing of the ship, as well as removing the effects resulting from the accident in the coverings and curtains of the canal, and moving the drilling products.