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Global marine: Containership remains wedged in Suez Canal

A 224,000-ton containership continues to be wedged across Egypt’s Suez Canal, blocking all traffic in one of the world's busiest waterways. According to the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), a sandstorm and 40-knot winds led to low visibility and poor navigation causing the incident on Tuesday. Attempts to dislodge the vessel have not yet been successful and could take days, or even weeks. Meanwhile, at least 160 ships carrying vital fuel and cargo are waiting to pass through the blocked waterway.

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