Suez Canal: Ship trapped in Suez Canal again, officials swelled, traffic jam, know the whole matter

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  • The ship could sail after five hours of effort
  • The ship trapped in shallow water was full of oil
  • The ship was stuck in the canal for 7 days in the month of March this year.

Suez Canal: An oil tanker got stuck in shallow water in Egypt’s Suez Canal, temporarily disrupting global waterways. However, the ship was later pulled out of there. This information was given by the officials of the canal. The head of the Suez Canal Authority, Osama Reby, said in a statement that the Affinity V vessel was carrying the Singapore flag. He was stuck in the canal on Wednesday. Five tug boats of the authority were sent to rescue him.

The ship could sail after five hours of effort

He said the ship had collided with the canal side due to a technical snag. A spokesman for the Suez Canal Authority told a government-affiliated news agency that the ship was stuck in the canal at around 7.15 pm local time and was able to return to normalcy onward about five hours later. According to official figures, the Suez Canal accounts for about 12 percent of the world’s trade by volume. But on the basis of daily transport of freight through ships, its share is 30 per cent. In this sense, it is an important route for trade between Europe and Asia. In the year 2020, about 19,000 ships passed through the canal.

The ship was stuck in the canal for 7 days in the month of March this year.

People panicked after the ship got stuck in the canal as a similar cargo ship got stuck in the canal in March last year, which raised the concern of the whole world. The Ever Given was stuck in the Suez Canal between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea for seven days, disrupting the waterway and hundreds of ships stuck in the water. Due to the entrapment of this ship, there was a traffic jam for seven days, then it could be pulled out after a lot of effort. Due to this many countries had to suffer due to the ships of many countries stranded there.

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The Suez Canal is an important link between Europe and Asia

Following the incident, the authority began work on deepening and widening the southern side of the waterway where Ever Given was stuck. The Suez Canal is a very important canal for many countries of the world. The Suez Canal has been very beneficial from the strategic point of view, so that the goods of European countries do not have to go full round Africa to reach Asia.

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