Traffic in Suez Canal resumes after stranded ship refloated

By Yusri Mohamed, Nadine Awadalla and Aidan Lewis ISMAILIA, Egypt (Reuters) – Shipping traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal resumed on Monday after a giant container ship which had been blocking the busy waterway for almost a week was refloated, the canal authority said. 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. Live footage on a local television station showed the ship surrounded by tug boats moving slowly in the centre of the c…

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