The guy driving the Suez Canal excavator said he got by on 3 hours of sleep a night and hasn't been paid his overtime yet

Published Apr 08 2021 at 12:04 PM GMT
  • When excavator operator Abdullah Abdul-Gawad learned that there was an emergency at the Suez Canal, he thought it meant he would have no work that day.
  • Instead the hours ahead " and the next five days and nights " had quite the opposite in store.
  • The Ever Given, a skyscraper-sized container ship, lodged itself into the banks of the canal on March 23, and Abdel-Gawad's boss needed him urgently.
  • "We need you to get in a car and come right now because you're the only excavator driver who's close enough," Abdel.


  • Published Apr 8, 2021 12:04 PM GMT