Ship gets stuck in Suez Canal - 12th April 2021

The Ever Given is a very big ship. In March, there was a big problem with the Ever Given.

The Ever Given takes products across the world. The products go to shops everywhere. Then, the shops sell the products. The Ever Given carries millions of dollars of products.

The ship usually travels on the Suez Canal. The Suez Canal connects Asia and Europe. Thousands of ships use the Suez Canal every year.

In March, the weather was bad. The Ever Given hit the side of the Suez Canal. It couldn't move. It was stuck.

Other ships couldn't use the Suez Canal. They couldn't go past the Ever Given. Everything stopped for six days.

The Ever Given is very heavy. People and boats tried to move the ship. It was very difficult. It took six days. But now, the Ever Given is free.

The Suez Canal is very important. 12% of the world’s business uses the Canal. The Ever Given problem was expensive. Every hour cost around $400 million.

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