Stuck ship in Egypt’s Suez Canal imperils shipping worldwide

ISMAILIA, EGYPT (AP) — A skyscraper-sized cargo ship wedged across Egypt’s Suez Canal further imperiled global shipping yesterday 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, ran aground on Tuesday in the narrow, man-made canal dividing continental Africa from the Sinai Peninsula. In the time since, efforts to free the ship using dredgers, digging and the aid of high tides have yet to push the container vessel aside — affecting billions of dollars’ worth of cargo.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin