Rescue of the stranded Ever Given ship can be done by placing two land towing units on the east and west coasts and slowly towing to reverse the course of the events that caused its stranding.
An unnecessary aid can also be used by adding tanks tied together on both sides of the bottom of the ship and then filling with air to add a buoyancy force that raises the ship slightly to the top.
Two pictures explaining my proposal are on my blog
1- Events Reversal Rescue Method
2- Assisted Floating.
On March 26, the Canal Authority accepted an offer by a US Navy evaluation team of dredging experts to assist in efforts to resurface the ship. But I am sure no dredging is needed. I am sure that the Americans, Japanese and the Dutch are wrong.
Just follow the same path of stranding in the reverse direction, and because the ship does not have maneuverability, one towing unit in the east and one in the west must be used simultaneously to pull.
Dredging and creating new path and towing from the front is dangerous, a waste of time, and unnecessary work. The ship can be cleared and the problem solved in 24 hours if towed backward.
It is strange that they are interested in the front of the stranded ship while it is supposed to be towed from behind so as not to damage the submersible bow at the bank. And if in dredging is needed, it would be very small and only on the southeast side of the ship, and it is likely that there is no need to dredge.
No tugboats are needed at all. Towing backward shall be done by two land towing stations one on each bank working simultaneously in synchronization to follow the exact and safe backward path.
The Suez Canal at that point is 265 meters wide, and the ship was actually moving at an excessive speed. And so it drove in the front a lot into the eastern coast. But the bank side is not rocky, otherwise the front would had broken.
The inertia after the front got stuck into the eastern coast, forced the stern of the ship to shift towards western coast with a weak dash, as if the ship was rotating in an arc for only a few degrees. The stern did not stuck hard like the front did, but rather the rear made contact and friction with the western coast only
So engineering, logic, and craftsmanship show that the best way to float this ship is by gently pulling it backward while shifting the rear slowly in a reversed arc to remove the front from the eastern bank and place the stern in the middle of the canal course.
These works do not require any dredging or sea towing locomotives. Rather, it needs 2 medium-strength crane machines, one to be placed on the western coast at a distance of 200 meters from the stern and not far south from the axis of the ship. And the other crane machine on the eastern coast, south of the stern of the ship by 400 meters
And pulling begins in the west slowly until the front starts to move backward. At that time, the eastern pulling crane start operating and keeps the rear away from friction with the western shore and maintains the movement of the rear to be parallel to the shore without friction for a while then gradually to the center of the Canal
And all this is done with monitoring cameras for the bottom of the ship and divers connected to the control center above the ship, which gives directions to the operators of the east and west tension machines and receives measurements from observers for the front and rear of the ship.
Now, engineers are giving orders for dredging and digging in the wrong place. If there is any need for digging or dredging, and in my opinion it is minor and small in size, it will be at the rear, not the front. I wondered about the reasons of Canal’s management, engineers and foreign experts
It is very strange to me that they are interested in the bow of the stranded ship while it is supposed to be pulled from behind so as not to damage the stuck bow at the bank and by making a new course.