Hopes of reopening Suez Canal boosted by partial refloating of jammed ship

By Yusri Mohamed, Nadine Awadalla and Aidan Lewis ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) – A huge container ship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for nearly a week has been partially refloated, raising hopes that the busy waterway will soon be reopened for a big backlog of ships. The 400-metre (430-yard) long Ever Given became jammed diagonally across a southern section of the canal in high winds early last Tuesday, halting traffic on the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia. The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Monday the vessel had been mostly straightened along the eastern bank of the canal and …

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