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The Suez Canal has a contentious history and has been blocked and closed several times since opening

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The blockage of the Suez Canal by a massive container ship called the Ever Given has become a worldwide shipping crisis. But — so far — it pales in comparison to other events that brought the canal to a halt in the past.

Since Tuesday, the Panamanian-flagged Ever Given has been lodged against the width of the canal, causing a massive traffic jam at one the world’s most vital shipping routes. 

The ship, nearly 200 feet wide and 1,300 feet long, easily took up the width of the channel. It’s said to be details ⇒

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