The SCA said it had quickly mobilised more than five towing vehicles for the operation.
When it got stuck, the estimated value of its cargo was more than US$1.1 billion ($1.6 billion), much of it fruit and vegetables which later had to be destroyed.
The Ever Given container ship was stuck for six days in the Suez Canal in March, 2021. Source: AAP / USA TODAY Network/Sipa USA
During the six days the canal was blocked, almost 400 cargo ships were held up at either end. The blockage was solved within a week, but the effects took months to subside.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi approved a project in May to widen and deepen the southern portion of the canal where the Ever Given had gotten stuck.