Suez Canal ‘blocked again as container ship runs aground’

Boats have been blocked from entering the Suez Canal for the second time this year after a container ship reportedly ran around.

Local media say the container vessel became stuck at around the 54km point in the canal in Egypt.

The Suez Canal Authority has been forced to suspend navigation while work to free the ship is ongoing.

Four ships were stopped inside the canal going towards Suez from Port Said, according to Al-Ain.

It comes after the Ever Given — one of the largest container ships ever built – got stuck in the canal for six days in March, prompting chaos in worldwide shipping.


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