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Suez Canal blockage costing millions daily, further complicated by rocks under the ship’s bow – ABC News

Suez Canal salvage teams have been alternating between dredging and tugging to dislodge the massive container ship blocking the busy waterway — costing millions…



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Two additional tugboats have been deployed to Egypt’s Suez Canal to aid efforts to free a skyscraper-sized container ship wedged for days across the crucial waterway, even as major shippers increasingly divert their boats out of fear the vessel may take even longer to free.
Key points:

  • The Suez Canal accounts for around 15 per cent of global shipping traffic
  • At least 369 boats are waiting to transit through the canal
  • Egypt’s President has ordered preparations for the possible removal of some of the…

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