Container ship grounded in Suez Canal

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A shipping instrumentality  passes done  the Suez Canal successful  Suez, Egypt.Image source, Reuters

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Stock representation of a instrumentality vessel passing done the Suez Canal

A vessel has grounded successful the Suez Canal, "leaving behind" astatine slightest 4 vessels, shipping cause Leth Agencies says.

Tugboats are trying to refloat the vessel, named Xin Hai Tong 23, the institution said.

The Suez Canal Authority did not instantly respond to a BBC petition for comment.

Two years ago, the Suez Canal, 1 of the busiest waterways successful the world, was impassable for astir a week aft a elephantine instrumentality vessel became stuck.

The Ever Given, 1 of the largest instrumentality ships successful the world, blocked the canal for six days.

The ship, operated by Taiwanese steadfast Evergreen Marine, caused a backlog of hundreds of vessels trying to usage the waterway.

A instrumentality  vessel  sailing done  Egypt's Suez Canal connected  17 November 2019


Suez Canal

  • 1869 waterway archetypal opened

  • 2015canal expanded to see a 22 mile parallel channel

  • 120miles long

  • 205m wide

  • 24m deep

Source: Suez Canal Authority

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