What is the plan for unblocking the Suez Canal?

International trade hit as freight vessel becomes wedged across vital shipping route

The southern entrance of the Suez Canal
The southern entrance of the Suez Canal
(Image credit: Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images)

Eight tugboats are working to dislodge the large freight ship that has been wedged across the Suez Canal for three days, bringing one of the world’s most important trade routes to a grinding halt.

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