: Cargo ship blocked Suez Canal partially freed

The massive cargo ship, which has been blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week, was reportedly partially liberated late Sunday.

The maritime service provider Inchcape Shipping tweeted early Monday, local time, that "the MV Ever Given has been successfully put back into operation". “It is being secured right now. More information on the next steps will follow as soon as they are known. "

The Wall Street Journal, citing the chairman of the organization that operates the waterway, reported late Sunday that the ship had been partially liberated and the next step would be to straighten its course.

"We're not done yet, but it has moved," Suez Canal Authority chairman Osama Rabie told the Journal.

There were no details as to when the ship could be brought back on course and the important shipping lane reopened.

The MV Ever Given, a Japanese-flagged Panama-flagged ship that carries cargo between Asia and Europe, got stuck in a narrow section of the canal on Tuesday. More than 400 ships have been secured, causing worldwide shipping delays and losses worth over $ 9 billion a day, according to the Associated Press.

The crews had dredged the coast where the ship ran aground and a team of tugs had tried to push the 400 meter long ship back into the channel.

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