The Suez Canal has been blocked in both directions by a grounded container ship, MV Ever Given (operated by Evergreen Marine)
Its one of the largest container ships in operation.
- 400m long
- 59m wide
- Gross tonnage: 219,079
- Capacity: 20,388 TEUs (20ft container equivalents)
Ships are backed up behind as tugs try to move the ship.
Earlier news of this: