/ 26 March 2021

Still stuck…

Despite a day of effort, the Ever Given mega-ship that became wedged in Egypt’s Suez Canal on Wednesday is not budging. At least the container vessel has company with at least 160 other ships waiting for the obstruction to clear. So far, dredgers, tug boats and a seemingly tiny bulldozer have done little to unwedge the 220,000 tonne, 400-metre long container vessel. According to authorities, if tugboats are unable to pull it free, containers may have to be offloaded to make the vessel lighter, and that could take days or maybe weeks. Not great options for one of the world’s busiest waterways… But all is not lost – the episode has quickly turned into the hottest thing on the internet.

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