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Seen From Space: Suez Canal Blocked

All eyes are on the container ship which blocked the Suez Canal. This includes the eyes in space. Sentinel 2 satellite imagery, taken today, gives a new perspective on the problem. Best summed up by @AuroraIntel (Twitter)

The Ever Given (IMO 9811000) became grounded on March 23. It is still there, literally blocking the canal. An armada of tugs are attempting to shift it. They are also visible on's AIS (Automated Information System) views:
Suez Canal Blocked, Ever Given

Ship data from
IMO: 9811000
Vessel Type - Generic: Cargo - Hazard A (Major)
Vessel Type - Detailed: Container Ship
Status: Active
MMSI: 353136000
Call Sign: H3RC
Flag: Panama
Gross Tonnage: 219079
Summer DWT: 199692 t
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 399.94 x 59 m
Year Built: 2018
Home Port: PANAMA

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Suez Canal Blocked, Ever Given

Traffic waiting to proceed northbound:

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