The Suez Canal was recently blocked again when another major shipping vessel became stuck around 33 miles into the strategic trading route.
According to local media reports, a casting ship blocked the canal but thankfully, it was refloated just in time, avoiding another major repeating episode of what took place, just six months back.
Previously, the mega-ship which was reportedly named the Ever Given became lodged in the giant Egyptian canal, resulting in a massive rescue effort that lasted nearly six days and created chaos for various countries around the globe.
Thankfully, it managed to sail out safe and sound, right after the owners agreed to carry out a compensation deal, giving the circumstances.
This time around, the shipping vessel was a ship from Panama and was called the Coral Crystal which ran aground towards the double lane long route. Hence, this forced respective officials to carry out a redirecting maneuver to allow other shipping vessels to pass out with ease and convoy towards the other lane.
Plenty of tugboats that belonged to the Suez Canal did manage to float the giant vessel which carried cargo supplies that reportedly weighed around 43,000 tonnes.
But soon enough, the Coral Crystal did make its way out safely and just in time to avoid any major trading loss as it began to resume its journey towards the Port Sudan over the Red Sea.
While it is still unclear upon the part of officials regarding what really resulted in the giant vessel becoming stuck and run aground.
Clearly, the fact that such an incident took place in a span of fewer than six months of the previous incident was definitely a matter of concern for many. That six-day-long rescue operation resulted in a massive trade halt worth 42 billion Pounds, in terms of global trading loss.