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'She's free': Traffic in Suez Canal resumes after stranded ship refloated

Key waterway between Europe and Asia blocked since Tuesday; at least 369 vessels waiting to transit canal

Shipping industry | Egypt | cargo ships


Shipping traffic through Egypt's Suez Canal resumed on Monday after a giant container ship which had been blocking the busy waterway for almost a week was refloated, the canal authority said. The 400-metre (430-yard) long Ever Given became jammed diagonally across a southern section of the canal in high winds early last Tuesday, halting traffic on the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia. Live footage on a local television station showed the ship surrounded by tug boats moving slowly in the centre of the canal. The station, ExtraNews, said the ship was moving at a ...

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First Published: Mon, March 29 2021. 18:57 IST