A video posted on Facebook early on Monday appeared to show the stern of the container ship that had been stuck in the Suez Canal swung towards the canal bank, opening space in the channel.
The video showed tug boats moving around the Ever Given container ship and voices could be heard shouting in celebration.
On Sunday evening, Reuters reported that a newly arrived specialist tug would join efforts to float the giant container ship.
The ship’s technical manager Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) had also said in a statement: “Further attempts to re-float the vessel will continue this evening once the tug is safely in position along with the 11 tugs already on site.”
An additional dredger would arrive from Cyprus by March 30, it had also said.