The massive cargo ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for more than a week has finally been freed, officials say.
The Suez Canal Authority says tugboats were able to dislodge the ship’s bow, after freeing the stern earlier on Monday.
The 1,300-foot ship is now being pulled to an area called the Great Bitter Lake to be inspected.
It’s not clear exactly when normal canal traffic will be able to resume. About 367 ships are currently backed up on either side – a backlog that could take more than a week to clear out.
Shipping traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal resumed after a giant container ship which had been blocking the busy waterway for almost a week was refloated, the canal authority said https://t.co/skxfODdbom pic.twitter.com/FTmoDvLu3C— Reuters (@Reuters) March 29, 2021