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Suez Canal


How one of the world’s biggest ships jammed the Suez Canal

July 18, 2021 9:52 am

Although it is leading the official investigation into the incident, Egypt has often appeared more interested in winning the public relations battle — and in squeezing more compensation out of the ship’s owner — than in pinpointing what went wrong or taking steps to avoid a repeat.

Suez Canal says deal reached to free seized vessel

July 04, 2021 11:42 pm

The six-day blockage disrupted global shipping. Hundreds of ships waited in place for the canal to be unblocked, while some ships were forced to take the much longer route around the Cape of Good Hope at Africa's southern tip, requiring additional fuel and other costs.

French astronaut’s mesmerizing 100-image collage of Suez Canal is a hit on social media

June 15, 2021 10:55 am

Pesquet's digitally created image features the canal’s two parallel waterways and its five intersections. The image also features the ‘Ever Given’, a cargo ship that blocked the waterway for over a week back in March.

Ship owner says Suez Canal was at fault over Ever Given grounding: Lawyer

May 23, 2021 8:27 am

The Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, became jammed across the canal in high winds on March 23, and remained grounded for six days, blocking traffic in both directions and disrupting global trade.

Egypt impounds ship that blocked Suez Canal

April 14, 2021 10:20 am

Lt. Gen. Osama Rabie said the hulking Ever Given would not be allowed to leave the country until a compensation amount is settled on with the vessel's Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd.

Suez Canal shipping backlog to end on Saturday: Canal authority

April 03, 2021 2:44 pm

"The investigation is going well and will take two more days, then we will announce the results," the Suez Canal Authority Chairman said.

Google celebrates unblocking of Suez Canal with special Easter egg

April 03, 2021 10:04 am

As the cargo ship refloated after spending almost a week stuck in the Suez Canal, the most critical waterways in the world, Google launched a special Easter egg, celebrating the moment.

Quixplained: A look at the Suez Canal crisis, its impact on global trade

April 08, 2021 9:41 am

How did the Ever Given get stuck in the Suez Canal? How did this impact global trade? Take a look

Burger King ad showing a sandwich blocking Suez canal triggers angry reactions online

April 03, 2021 10:10 am

In their latest social media post, the official account of Burger King in Chile shared a feature where they had superimposed an image of a Double Whopper sandwich in place of the Ever Given cargo ship.

As Ever Given is freed, NASA pics of ships waiting to enter Suez Canal go viral

April 03, 2021 10:07 am

Hundreds of ships and vessels were stranded near the Suez Canal over the past one week after Ever Given wedged in the key maritime route. Now, satellite image showing the jam is going viral.


Suez Canal: One of world's most vital waterways reopens after cargo ship refloated by tugboats

March 30, 2021 3:40 pm

A flotilla of tugboats, helped by the tides, wrenched the bulbous bow of the skyscraper-sized Ever Given from the canal's sandy bank, where it had been firmly lodged since March 23.

Suez Canal crisis: 10 pics that show how this wedged cargo ship has put global trade in peril

March 25, 2021 9:51 pm

The Ever Given, a Panama-flagged ship that carries cargo between Asia and Europe, ran aground Tuesday in the narrow, man-made canal dividing continental Africa from the Sinai Peninsula.