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The ‘big ship’ landed on the Suez Canal as the team worked for hours trying to dislodge the ship causing massive traffic congestion


A MASSIVE cargo ship overturned and blocked all traffic on the Egyptian Suez Canal.

Ever Given, one of the largest container ships in the world, was trapped just after 7:30 a.m. yesterday morning – as teams scrambled to dislodge the ship.

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The cargo ship Ever Given overturned in the Suez Canal yesterday morning, blocking all traffic on the busy waterway.Credit: Julianne Cona
An aerial photo showed the cargo ship completely trapped in the canal after overturning

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An aerial photo showed the cargo ship completely trapped in the canal after overturningCredit: AP
Teams scrambled to flip the train yesterday morning

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Teams scrambled to flip the train yesterday morningCredit: AFP

According to reports, the “big ship”, 400 meters long and 59 meters wide, ran aground in the shipping canal just after 7:40 a.m. on Tuesday.

The congestion caused a pile of at least 100 ships to attempt to enter the narrow shipping channel, separating the African continent from the Sinai peninsula in Northern Egypt.

It arrived when the ship was en route from Rotterdam to Mainland China.

According to the shipping company GAC, the ship Ever Given had a power failure while in transit in the north direction.

The picture shows a long row of ships in the crowded canal

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The picture shows a long row of ships in the crowded canalCredit: AFP
An image from shipping website Vessel Finder shows the ship completely blocked the canal, leaving smaller cargo stranded

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An image from shipping website Vessel Finder shows the ship completely blocked the canal, leaving smaller cargo strandedCredit: shipfinder.com

Julianne Cona, who posted a picture of the ship on Instagram, said the ship was “super stranded”.

She added: “They had a bunch of tugs trying to pull and push it before but it went nowhere.

“There’s a little excavator trying to dig out the bow.”

Evergreen Marine Corp, a shipping company based in Taiwan, said in a statement that the ship was overcome by strong winds as it entered the canal from the Red Sea – but none of its containers sunk.

They said: “The company has asked the ship owner to report the cause of the accident and make plans with related units such as canal management to assist the ship to escape as soon as possible”.

Opened in 1869, the Suez Canal provides an important link for oil, natural gas and cargo transported from East to West.

About 19,000 ships passed through the canal last year, according to the Suez Canal Authority.

Evergreen Marine Corp, a shipping company based in Taiwan, said in a statement that the ship was overcome by strong winds as it entered the canal from the Red Sea.

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Evergreen Marine Corp, a shipping company based in Taiwan, said in a statement that the ship was overcome by strong winds as it entered the canal from the Red Sea.Credit: AFP
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