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Suez Canal says traffic in channel resumes after stranded ship refloated

PUBLISHED: Mon, 29 Mar 2021 15:35:21 GMT

Mohamed Abdel Ghany and Yusri Mohamed

Reuters

A view shows the container ship Ever Given, one of the world’s largest container ships, after it was partially refloated, in Suez Canal, Egypt March 29, 2021. Suez Canal Authority/Handout via REUTERS

Suez Canal says traffic in channel resumes after stranded ship refloated
CAIRO (Reuters) – The giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week was fully floated on Monday and traffic in the waterway would resume, the canal authority said in a statement.

A Reuters witness saw the ship moving and a shipping tracker and Egyptian TV showed it positioned in the centre of the canal.

(Reporting by Mohamed Abdel Ghany and Yusri Mohamed; Writing by Aidan Lewis; Editing by Alison Williams)