Suez chief cites possible 'human error' in ship grounding

Egypt’s Suez Canal chief said on Saturday that “technical or human errors” could be behind the grounding of a huge container ship blocking the vital waterway, causing a backlog of over 300 vessels. Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, told reporters that the ship could be afloat again by Sunday night. The crisis has crippled global supply chains, forcing cargo firms to choose between waiting or the expensive option of rerouting vessels around the southern tip of Africa. Officials had previously blamed 40-knot gusts and a sandstorm for the accident. But Rabie said on Saturday that “st…

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