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A massive container ship ran aground in the Suez Canal on Tuesday, causing a traffic jam for other tankers in the area and blocking them from traversing the vital trade waterway in northeastern Egypt, according to reports.

Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd., based in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture, confirmed Wednesday that it was the owner of the Ever Given. The container ship was bound for Rotterdam in the Netherlands from China when it became stuck in the canal.

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