Satellite images show a mega container ship blocking the Suez Canal in Egypt

Satellite images captured on March 23, 2021 show the cargo container ship Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal in Egypt.

Planet Labs

Satellite imagery gives a different perspective on the developing situation in Egypt’s Suez Canal, where a mega cargo container ship turned sideways and got stuck, blocking the busy passage.

Images captured Tuesday by a Planet Labs Dove satellite showed the stranded ship named Ever Given in the channel.

Ever Given is approximately 1,300 feet long (or nearly a quarter of a mile) and 193 feet wide. The ship weighs around 220,000 tons and can transport up to 20,000 containers.

Cropped satellite images captured on March 23, 2021 show the cargo container ship Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal in Egypt.

Planet Labs

– Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

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