| 15.9°C Dublin

Large container ship blocks Egypt's Suez Canal

A cargo ship has turned sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal, blocking traffic in a crucial East-West waterway for global shipping.

The MV Ever Given, a Panama-flagged container ship that carries trade between Asia and Europe, became grounded on Tuesday in the narrow, man-made waterway dividing continental Africa from the Sinai Peninsula.

It was not immediately clear what caused the Ever Given to turn sideways in the canal.

Most Watched Videos