The Suez Canal Was Just Blocked Again

In a déjà vu, authorities saw another container ship run aground in the Suez Canal, The National News reported. The 

Like the Evergreen, this ship was also registered in Panama and was traveling from the coastal city of Port Said on the Mediterranean toward Suez on the northern tip of the Red Sea during its Sudan-bound journey. 

The incident occurred near the 54km mark in the channel and is reported to have affected four ships, traveling from Port Said. 

The authorities had to suspend the traffic in the canal and tug boats were rushed in to get the container afloat again. 

Earlier in March, a container ship ran aground and blocked the traffic for almost a week, before it could be floated again. The incident disrupted global trade and prompted the debate about developing alternate routes for maritime trade. 

 

 

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