Dutch firm working to free ship hopes to clear Suez Canal by next week

Topics cargo ships


ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) - A giant container ship grounded in the Suez Canal could be freed by the start of next week if heavier tugboats, dredging and a high tide succeed in dislodging it, a Dutch firm working to free the vessel said.

The 400-metre (430-yard) long Ever Given became wedged diagonally across a southern section of the canal amid high winds early on Tuesday, disrupting global shipping by blocking one of the world's busiest waterways. About 15% of world shipping traffic passes through the canal, and dozens of vessels.....

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