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Suez Canal: Official says backlog to clear in 3 to 4 days after Ever Given ship freed

CA, 30 Mar 2021
The chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, Osama Rabie, on Monday said that after tug boats refloated the "Ever Given" container ship, which had been blocking the channel for almost a week, it would take three to four days to clear the backlog of 422 ships.

With the 400-metre long ship dislodged, 113 ships were expected to transit the canal in both directions by Tuesday morning, he said.

The ship became jammed diagonally across a southern section of the canal in high winds early on March 23.

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