Massive ship blocking the Suez Canal has been freed

Stranded container ship Ever Given, one of the world’s largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground, in Suez Canal, Egypt March 26, 2021
Suez Canal Authority via Reuters

After being stuck since Tuesday, the Ever Given is now afloat.
The massive cargo vessel caused a blockage in the Suez Canal, straining global trade.
It’s unclear when the canal will be open to the more than 400 ships waiting to enter.
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A massive container ship stuck in the Suez Canal has been refloated, Bloomberg News reported, citing maritime services provider Inchcape.
The Ever Given had been stuck sideways across Egypt’s canal since Tuesday, clogging a vital artery for the global economy and forcing multiple ships to turn around and reroute through Africa.
It’s unclear how soon the canal would be opened up to the more than 400 ships that are stuck waiting for it to clear.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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