Ship blocking Suez Canal will be free? It could take days or even weeks.

An operation to free a giant container ship stuck in the Suez Canal is continuing, with warnings it could take days or even weeks. Diggers on the ground are clearing sand and mud away from the bow.


The Ever Given, operated by the Taiwanese company Evergreen Marine, is the length of four football pitches and is lying across the southern end of the canal preventing other ships from getting through one of the world's busiest waterways. Ship was built in 2018, length of 400 meters, Speed 22.8 knots and Gross tonnage 219,076