- Jul 5, 2009
A ship the length of four football pitches is wedged across one of the world's busiest trade routes.
Egypt's Suez Canal has been blocked by a large container ship that ran aground
while turningafter losing control in the narrow channel, vessel tracking sites show.
Several tug boats were deployed to help shift the 59m (194ft) wide vessel, the Ever Given, which has been causing a build-up of shipping traffic.
The incident occurred just north of the port of Suez early on Tuesday.
Edit: Wikipedia article has plenty of details: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_Suez_Canal_obstruction