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Giant ship runs aground in Suez Canal, blocking traffic – Sydney Morning Herald

The 400-metre long container ship Ever Given’s hull became wedged length-ways across the canal.



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An image posted to Instagram by a user on another waiting cargo ship appeared to show the Ever Given wedged across the canal as shown in the satellite data. A backhoe appeared to be digging into the sand bank under its bow in an effort to free it.
The Egyptian official said tugboats hoped to refloat the ship and that the operation would take at least two days. The ship ran aground about six kilometres north of the southern mouth of the canal near the city of Suez, an area of the canal thats a single…

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