Tugs and dredgers try to free megaship blocking Suez Canal

CAIRO (AFP) – Tugboats and dredgers were working yesterday to free a giant container ship blocking Egypt’s Suez Canal for a fourth day, forcing companies to re-route services from the vital shipping lane around Africa.

The MV Ever Given, which is longer than four football fields, has been wedged diagonally across the entire canal since Tuesday, shutting the waterway in both directions.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin