It was feared that the rescue mission might take a number of weeks to finish, in response to the CEO of Dutch firm Boskalis, Peter Berdowski, which was serving to to free the ship.
“We will not exclude it would take weeks, relying on the state of affairs,” he instructed Dutch programme Nieuwsuur final week.
“It’s like an unlimited beached whale. It is an unlimited weight on the sand.
“We’d must work with a mix of lowering the load by eradicating containers, oil and water from the ship, tug boats and dredging of sand.”