Suez Canal: Race against time to free up fixed vessels as traffic backs up

/ Africa A view of the ever given cargo ship on the Suez Canal on Thursday, March 25, 2021. © REUTERS / FRANCE 24

Efforts to free a stranded container ship stranded in the Suez Canal in Egypt went into a third day on Thursday. The Ever Given ran aground diagonally across the canal during a dust storm on Tuesday, blocking traffic in both directions, and there are now fears that the ship could cause serious delays for shipping around the world, with dozens of ships already backed on either side of the waterway. .