20:41 GMT17 April 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The giant Japanese container ship Ever Given, one of the largest vessels afloat at over 200,000 tons, has been grounded in the Suez Canal for over three days, and may be re-floated on Saturday, media reported.

    On Friday, the vessel's owner, Evergreen, said that it would take at least two or three days to free the stranded ship after the last day's efforts turned futile.

    Sources told The Wall Street Journal that efforts to dig the Ever Green out that were made late Friday were going well, bringing some hope that the work would be accomplished earlier than previously expected.

    “We may get it moving earlier than originally thought,” the source said.

    Passage through the Suez Canal has been stopped since early on Monday after 224,000-tonne Ever Given ran aground, blocking the entire width of the crucial global-trade  waterway.

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