20,000 TEU Container Ship Blocks Suez Canal
A cargo ship the size of a skyscraper that got stuck in Egypt's Suez Canal on Tuesday is on the move, according to reports.
The blockage disrupted traffic in the 300-foot-wide, man-made waterway for nearly a day when the MV Ever Given, a ship registered in Panama that carries cargo between Asia and Europe, hit the bottom of the canal Tuesday.
The ship started moving Wednesday after being refloated and moved to the side of the waterway, a shipping source and a witness told Reuters.
Images showed the ship's bow touching the eastern wall of the canal while its stern appeared lodged against the western wall — an extraordinary event that experts said they had never heard of happening before in the canal’s 150-year history.