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Large MSC container ship blocking the Suez Canal

A 12,500 teu container vessel from Swiss-based MSC, the MSC Fabiola, is currently blocking traffic at the southern end of the Suez Canal. "Groundings happen fairly often, but for the ship to run aground at such an unfortunate place is rare," says Jacob Guldager of Leth Agencies.

Photo: Jacob Guldager, Leth Suez Agencies

Updated Friday 16.00 CET.

Container ship MSC Fabiola ran aground in the southern end of the Suez Canal on Thursday afternoon around 5 pm local time and has since then been blocking traffic at the busy canal. As such, all traffic is currently suspended.

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