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No timeline given for freeing huge ship blocking Suez Canal

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New attempts are being made to move the huge container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal in Egypt for the past five days.
The stern of the vessel is now free – and the Egyptian authorities say they are hoping higher tides and the arrival of more tugboats on Sunday will help their operation.
And as tankers queue, oil prices are rising – the blockage is another blow to global trade already disrupted by COVID-19.
It remains unclear when the Ever Given will be refloated.
The salvage firm hired to extract it says it could be free within days. But some maritime experts are sceptical.

Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.

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