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Suez Canal: Stranded container ship Ever Given refloated

The MV Ever Given, longer than four football fields, has been wedged diagonally across the canal since March 23.

March 29, 2021 / 09:43 AM IST
The stuck cargo ship has hit the global cargo movement through the Suez Canal (Image: AP)

The stuck cargo ship has hit the global cargo movement through the Suez Canal (Image: AP)

The stranded container ship blocking the Suez Canal was re-floated on March 29 and is currently being secured, Inch Cape Shipping Services said.

The ship was successfully refloated at 4.30 am local time and was being secured at the moment, Inchcape, a global provider of marine services said on Twitter.

The same was confirmed by maritime traffic tracking sites Vesselfinder and myshiptracking. The stern of the boat has moved away from the canal's western bank, according to both sites.

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