The ship was moored after a journey from Belgium to unload cargo, but, as she was resting, the tide fell away. A harbour spokesperson described how she became stuck into the “mud berth” under her, resulting in The Elise blocking most of the waterway.
However – clearly not wanting to put Ever Given in the shade – she allowed ships to squeeze past her, and caused no injuries or pollution, making for an overall much calmer sequel.
At around 1.15 pm on Tuesday, The Elise was seen being moved by a smaller craft until she came to rest against the bank of the Arun, leaving the river clear.
The ship is not believed to have suffered any damage in the incident.
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