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March 29, 2021 9:42 am

Suez Canal Says Traffic in Channel Resumes After Stranded Ship Refloated

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

A view shows the container ship Ever Given, one of the world’s largest container ships, after it was partially refloated, in Suez Canal, Egypt March 29, 2021. Photo: Suez Canal Authority/Handout via REUTERS

The giant container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week was fully floated on Monday and traffic in the waterway would resume, the canal authority said in a statement.

A Reuters witness saw the ship moving and a shipping tracker and Egyptian TV showed it positioned in the center of the canal.

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