Efforts continue to free giant container ship blocking Suez Canal

March 26, 2021 Uncategorized

Tugboats and dredgers are still working to free giant container ship the MV Ever Given which is blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for a fourth day, forcing companies to re-route services from the vital shipping lane around Africa.

The MV Ever Given, which is longer than four football fields, has been wedged diagonally across the entire canal since Tuesday

The blockage has caused huge traffic jams for dozens of ships and major delays in the delivery of oil and other products. 

An official from Shoei Kisen Kaisha, the Japanese company that owns the ship, told AFP today that crews were working to refloat it.