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Suez Canal Remains Choked as Elite Team Tackles Stuck Ship

  • Tankers, container ships halted for third day in key waterway
  • Tugs and diggers have so far failed to budge the vessel
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WATCH: More than 180 ships are gridlocked in the Suez Canal in both directions, unable to get through one of the busiest waterways in the world. Some experts say the best chance for freeing the ship may not come until Sunday or Monday.(Source: Bloomberg)
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A huge backlog of vessels was building up around the Suez Canal amid warnings that the salvage team could need days -- or even weeks -- to prise out the giant container ship that’s blocking the crucial waterway.