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Suez Canal news - live: Ship makes 3,500nm Cape of Good Hope detour to avoid

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Peter Berdowski, the chief executive of Boskalis, a salvage firm involved in the rescue operation, told the Dutch current affairs programme Nieuwsuur on Wednesday evening that the vessel could not be simply pulled free because of its weight. "The more secure the ship is, the longer an operation will take. It can take days to weeks. Bringing in all the equipment we need, that's not around the corner," he said. Ever Given is a 200,000-tonne, 400m behemoth capable of carrying 20,000 containers.