The Suez Canal blockage explored in numbers

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –A huge container ship that has been wedged in the Suez Canal since Tuesday has been partially refloated, according to reports on social media.

Video posted on Monday appeared to show the stern of the Ever Given swung towards the canal bank, opening space in the channel. Maritime services company Inchcape also reported the vessel was freed.

The situation has been the source of much worry and frustration for the global shipping industry.

We take a look at the key numbers that have been involved in the operation.

The Ever Given is 400m-long (1,312ft) and weighs 200,000 tonnes, with a maximum capacity of 20,000 containers. It is currently carrying 18,300 containers.

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