Cargo ship still stuck across Suez Canal, but Egyptian official says it will be freed over weekend – CBS News March 26, 2021

I saw this a few days ago – Cargo ship still stuck across Suez Canal, but Egyptian official says it will be freed over weekend – CBS News March 26, 2021: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/suez-canal-ship-stuck-blocking-freed-weekend/. Much longer article. I saw reports where it could be weeks before it was removed. I figured their government would get it moved sooner than a few weeks as it is costing them lost money in canal revenues.

BY AHMED SHAWKAT March 26, 2021

Cairo — Marine traffic through the Suez Canal remained blocked on Friday for the fourth consecutive day, with dozens of ships stuck at both the north and south entrances to the shortest route between Asia and Africa. Efforts to dislodge one of the world’s largest cargo vessels, stuck sideways across the narrow canal since Tuesday, were picking up, and while one of the teams in charge of the operation said it could take weeks, an advisor to Egypt’s president offered a more optimistic time table.  

Mohab Mamish, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s advisor on seaports and the former chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, told the AFP news agency on Thursday that navigation through the canal “will resume again within 48-72 hours, maximum.” 

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/suez-canal-ship-stuck-blocking-freed-weekend/

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2 Responses to Cargo ship still stuck across Suez Canal, but Egyptian official says it will be freed over weekend – CBS News March 26, 2021

  1. Pingback: Suez Canal Unblocked NBC News – March 29, 2021 | Ups Downs Family History

  2. SLIMJIM says:

    I remember this

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