Suez canal: Ever Given container ship freed after a week

Suez canal: Ever Given container ship freed after a weekMarch 29, 2021

Salvage teams and strong tides help to refloat vessel that had blocked key trading artery

Salvage teams succeeded on Monday in freeing a massive container ship that had been stuck in the Suez canal for the past seven days, blocking billions of dollars’ worth of cargo from crossing one of the world’s busiest marine waterways.

Insurers, the shipping industry and the thousands of businesses reliant on container goods were still counting the cost of the accident as traffic resumed in the evening with more than 422 vessels, carrying a vast range of items from crude oil to cattle, waiting to cross.

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