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Ship blocking Suez Canal moves slightly, unclear when it will refloat

A Dutch salvage firm is attempting to refloat the vessel with tugboats and dredgers, taking advantage of high tides

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Reuters  |  Suez (Egypt) 

Efforts to dislodge a giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal have allowed its stern and rudder to move, but it remains unclear when the vessel will be refloated, the head of the canal authority said on Saturday. The 400 metre (430 yard) long Ever Given became wedged diagonally across a southern section of the canal amid high winds early on Tuesday, blocking one of the world's busiest waterways. A combination of dredging material from around the ship and pulling and pushing the vessel with tugboats made minor progress in dislodging the ship on Saturday, two SCA sources ...

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First Published: Sun, March 28 2021. 06:28 IST
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