Container Ship Blocking Suez Canal Freed

The Suez Canal Authority announced on March 29 that the container ship blocking the canal had been refloated.

The authority said navigation in the canal would “be resumed immediately upon the complete restoration of the vessel’s direction.”

The ship, the Ever Given, was bound for the “Bitter Lakes waiting area for technical inspection,” the authority said.

On March 23, the Ever Given became wedged across the crucial waterway, disrupting global shipping for days. Credit: Suez Canal Authority via Storyful