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‘One Orpheus’, a container ship crashes in Suez Canal

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EGYPT : A container ship has crashed into a bridge in the Suez Canal, the vital trade route between Asia and Europe.The container ship One Orpheus lost control of its steering and collided with the bridge, the Suez Canal Authority said.

A spokesman for the authority insisted that traffic in the trade route in Egypt had not been interrupted by the collision. There had been earlier reports that the eastern lane of the route had been blocked. The incident conjures images of the grounding of the 400-metre long Ever Given ship in 2021.

The 220,000 tonne vessel, which is as long as the Empire State Building, left £6.5bn of global trade stuck every day during a six-day blockage of the route.

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