News > Massive cargo ship blocks Suez Canal; tankers carrying Saudi, Russian and US oil wait on both sides
Massive cargo ship blocks Suez Canal; tankers carrying Saudi, Russian and US oil wait on both sides
The Free Press Journal | 24/03/2021 08:00 PM | Click to read full article
The Suez Canal, unarguably one of the most important waterways in the Mediterranean region, is blocked. And the Canal is blocked by a ship. One that has now caused a traffic jam of vessels.
The artificial sea-level waterway that connects the Mediterranean to the Red Sea and shipping lanes to Asia has been brought down by the Ever Given, a 400m-long and 59m-wide container ship. Initial efforts to undo the damage have failed and there are some fears that it could remain stuck for days.