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Suez canal blocked
« on: March 25, 2021, 10:50:18 PM »
EXPLAINER: What we know about a ship blocking the Suez Canal
By ISABEL DEBRE

https://apnews.com/article/what-we-know-cargo-ship-block-suez-canal-d13b7f6e609b28f957d21ca66725c4ba

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A giant backhoe and a squadron of tugboats look minuscule against the cargo ship’s bulk, demonstrating the enormity of the challenge at hand: freeing the wedged, skyscraper-sized container ship that has blocked the entire width of the Suez Canal and created a major traffic jam on one of the world’s most crucial trade routes.

The tugs and diggers toiled on Thursday as over 150 vessels carrying goods to destinations across the world on tight schedules remained trapped on either end of the canal, which links the Mediterranean and Red Seas.

Over its 150-year history, Egypt’s Suez Canal has seen wars and crises — but nothing quite like the stranding of the Ever Given.

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