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Panama Canal, Battling Drought, Puts Limits on Ships

Canal zone authorities do not want a repeat of the Ever Given Suez Canal blockage

(Newser) - In 2021, cargo ship Ever Given captured world attention when it ran aground in the Suez Canal, causing—as Bloomberg noted—a global trade crisis. Authorities controlling the Panama Canal Zone in Central America took notice and are now trying to prevent a repeat performance in their own canal. Quartz...

Ship That Clogged the Suez Finally Arrives at Its Destination

Ever Given docks in UK, only 4 months late

(Newser) - Four months late, the massive container ship that blocked the Suez canal for nearly a week has docked in the UK. The Ever Given, the 1,300-foot-long cargo ship that got stuck against a bank in March, had been held by the Egyptian authorities in charge of the canal for...

Let's Hope Ever Given Doesn't Get Stuck on Its Way Out

Container ship that blocked Suez Canal is finally setting sail after owners finalize deal with Egypt

(Newser) - It's not clear how much of the $550 million Egypt demanded it actually got, but it was enough to spring a container ship. The Ever Given has begun its departure from the Suez Canal, where just a few months ago it created an international headache when it got stuck...

Owners Cut Deal With Egypt to Get Ever Given Back

Suez Canal Authority will receive compensation, including a tugboat

(Newser) - More than three months after running aground in the Suez Canal, the Ever Given is about to be on its way again. The owners and insurers of the container ship have reached an agreement with Egypt on compensation for the damages, the BBC reports. The blockage backed up traffic in...

Egypt Confiscates Ever Given in Dispute Over Compensation

Ship damaged Suez Canal, cost other companies, and added pollution

(Newser) - The ship that shut down the Suez Canal last month when it ran aground has been taken over by Egypt in a battle over compensation. Egypt wants about $1 billion from the ship's Japanese owners and insurers to cover damage the Ever Given did to the canal, the cost...

The Ever Given Saga Isn't Over Quite Yet

Egypt won't release container ship until probe is done, 'compensation is paid'

(Newser) - Rumors started floating again this week that the beleaguered Ever Given, the container ship stuck in the Suez Canal last month for six days, had become restuck. That's not true , but the 1,300-foot ship isn't exactly free, either: The Wall Street Journal reports that Egypt won't...

Female Captain Was Nowhere Near Suez. She Still Got Blamed

Egypt's Marwa Elselehdar battles sexist fake news over stuck ship

(Newser) - Last month, Arab News ran a profile of 29-year-old Marwa Elselehdar , who just happens to be Egypt's first female sea captain. The attention might have backfired. Days later, when a ship became stuck in the Suez Canal , fake stories began circulating online accusing Elselehdar of being the captain involved,...

Captain Stonewalls Canal Investigation

Egypt says it's out $1B, and companies could try to collect compensation from Ever Given

(Newser) - The Ever Given is free, but it's not going anywhere. The Suez Canal Authority said the captain of the cargo ship, which was stuck for six days before being freed Monday, hasn't turned over the ship's black box or documents needed for the investigation, despite several requests....

Phobias Kept Some From Looking at Stuck Ship
Canal Story
Lets Loose

Canal Story Lets Loose Phobias

Images of the Ever Given bothered people with certain fears

(Newser) - Many people were concerned or awed when they saw photos of the huge Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal over the past week. But those with certain phobias were uncomfortable, even overcome with anxiety, the Guardian reports. "I'm genuinely terrified of large objects," said a woman...

She's Free: Cargo Ship Is Unstuck From Suez Canal

Ever Given is being pulled toward a lake in the Suez Canal

(Newser) - The stuck ship is stuck no more. Salvage teams on Monday set free a colossal container ship that has halted global trade through the Suez Canal, a canal services firm said, bringing an end to a crisis that for nearly a week clogged one of the world’s most vital...

Latest on Suez Canal: Trapped Ship Partially Refloated

Not clear when it might be fully freed

(Newser) - Engineers on Monday “partially refloated” the colossal container ship that continues to block traffic through the Suez Canal, a canal services firm said, without providing further details about when the vessel would be fully set free. Satellite data from showed that the ship’s bulbous bow, once...

Sunday Is Crews' Goal for Freeing Ship
Stuck Ship Moves 100 Feet

Stuck Ship Moves 100 Feet

With tides rising, crews hope to free Ever Given on Sunday

(Newser) - With a full moon helping to lift tides, crews were digging in Sunday, determined to free the huge cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal before the end of the weekend. Several developments made them hopeful, the New York Times reports. Salvage crews got the ship to move about 100...

Can Dredgers, Tugboats, High Tides Free the Ever Given?

The giant container ship has blocked the Suez canal for days

(Newser) - A giant container ship remained stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal for a fifth day Saturday, as authorities prepared to make new attempts to free the vessel and reopen a crucial east-west waterway for global shipping. The Ever Given, a Panama-flagged ship that carries cargo between Asia and Europe,...

It Could Take 'Days, Weeks' to Unblock Suez Canal
That Stuck Ship Is a Mess,
and There's No End in Sight

That Stuck Ship Is a Mess, and There's No End in Sight

Removing load from cargo ship wedged across Suez Canal could be risky

(Newser) - One of the world's biggest cargo ships is blocking one of the world's busiest waterways—and nobody seems sure if when it can be shifted. The Ever Given has been wedged across the canal since Tuesday and a traffic jam of more than 150 ships has built up,...

Massive Traffic Jam Builds Up at Suez Canal

Vital waterway is still blocked by cargo ship

(Newser) - A skyscraper-sized cargo ship wedged across Egypt's Suez Canal further imperiled global shipping Thursday as at least 150 other vessels needing to pass through the crucial waterway idled waiting for the obstruction to clear, authorities said. The Ever Given, a Panama-flagged ship that carries cargo between Asia and Europe,...

'Mega-Ship' Completely Blocks Suez Canal

Situation could go on for days, experts say

(Newser) - A massive cargo ship is blocking Egypt's Suez Canal after having turned sideways and run aground Tuesday. The Guardian and the BBC have photos. The Ever Given, a so-called "mega-ship" or ultra-large container ship more than 1,300 feet long and nearly 200 feet wide, is so wedged...

Egypt Doubles Up With Suez Canal No. 2

Hailed as 'rebirth,' passageway expected to make billions

(Newser) - After $8.5 billion and a year of construction, Egypt's second Suez Canal welcomed vessels in a trial run on Saturday along its 44-mile stretch, reports the BBC . The passageway, which runs in part alongside its namesake, is wide enough for large container ships to pass in two-lane traffic....

Iran Sending Warships Through Suez Canal

Israel views first passage since '79 as provocation

(Newser) - Iran is sending warships through the Suez Canal for the first time since its Islamic revolution in 1979. Passage for the two ships, which are believed to be bound for a training session in Syria, was approved by the Egyptian military, USA Today reports. Sources in Egypt say the ships...

Somali Pirates Could Grinch Your Christmas

Shipping companies may eschew Suez Canal for longer routes, meaning delays

(Newser) - Attacks by Somali pirates have major shippers considering changing routes that run through the Suez Canal, Reuters reports, a move would add weeks to the time it takes ships to get to Europe from Asia and the Middle East. “It will really hit home when consumers in the West...

Navy Shot Killed Egyptian: US
 Navy Shot Killed Egyptian: US 

Navy Shot Killed Egyptian: US

Warning blast to trading vessel in Suez Canal proved fatal

(Newser) - The US Navy acknowledged today that warning shots from one of its ships in the Suez Canal killed an Egyptian man, Reuters reports. Sources said the boat trying to sell goods to passing vessels approached the Global Patriot, which fired after warnings in Arabic and flares failed to make the...

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