Quarter-Mile Long Container Ship Blocks Dozens of Ships in Suez Canal

Quarter-Mile Long Container Ship Blocks Dozens of Ships in Suez Canal

A cargo ship has gotten stuck in the Suez Canal in Egypt, blocking out all traffic. Experts say this has never happened before. Freeing the ship will take 2 days; about 100 ships are already waiting to pass. About 10% of the world’s trade goes through the canal, especially oil. pic.twitter.com/6U6xi7u4Fp — AJ+ (@ajplus) March […]

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Mauritius Declares Emergency After Massive Oil Spill From Japanese Tanker Threatens Coast click button

Mauritius Declares Emergency After Massive Oil Spill From Japanese Tanker Threatens Coast

Last month, a Japanese-owned ship ran aground off the coast of Mauritius, causing over 1,000 tons of oil to leak into the sea. Last week, Mauritius residents “stuffed fabric sacks with sugar cane leaves” in order to create “makeshift oil spill barriers,” as CBS News reported earlier this week.

Why This Matters: If the ship breaks in half, an already horrifying situation will be made worse, seeing as there are still 2,500 tons of oil currently contained in the ship.

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