By Isabel Debre and Samy Magdy
The Associated Press 

Giant container ship that blocked Suez Canal set free

 

Last updated 4/1/2021 at 1:42pm

Ever Given

Village News/AP photo

Helped by the peak of high tide, a flotilla of tugboats Monday, March 29, manages to wrench the bulbous bow of the skyscraper-sized Ever Given from the canal's sandy bank, where it had been firmly lodged since Tuesday, March 23.

Salvage teams Monday, March 29, set free a colossal container ship that has halted global trade through the Suez Canal, bringing an end to a crisis that for nearly a week had clogged one of the world's most vital maritime arteries.

Helped by the peak of high tide, a flotilla of tugboats managed to wrench the bulbous bow of the skyscraper-sized Ever Given from the canal's sandy bank, where it had been firmly lodged since Tuesday, March 23.

After hauling the fully laden 220,000-ton vessel over the canal bank, the salvage team was pulling the vessel toward the Great Bitter Lake, a wide stretc...



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