Egypt Accepts US Offer Of Help To Free Container Ship

CNN reports:

The US Navy in the Middle East plans to send an assessment team of dredging experts to the Suez Canal as soon as Saturday to advise local authorities attempting to free the gigantic container ship which has been stuck there since Tuesday, according to two defense officials.

The Ever Given, a container ship almost as long as the Empire State Building is tall, ran aground on Tuesday after being caught in 40-knot winds and a sandstorm that caused low visibility and poor navigation. The Egyptian government agreed to accept an offer of help relayed through the US Embassy in Cairo.

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