In photos: Egypt succeeds in partially freeing mega ship Ever Given blocking Suez Canal

The Ever Given container ship has been partially re-floated after blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week, authorities announced early Monday.

The container ship began to float successfully after responding to the pulling maneuvers thanks to the Egyptian authority’s continuous efforts.

People at the canal began cheering as news of floating the ship came in. “Thank God the ship has floated,” one person can be heard saying in a video, as the surrounding boats blow their horns in celebration. “God is great. The ship has floated.”