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Ukraine grain ship refloated after running aground in Suez canal

Egyptian authority says vessel was towed away for repairs after briefly disrupting traffic in vital waterway

A cargo vessel carrying Ukrainian grain briefly ran aground in the Suez canal before being refloated and towed away, according to the Egyptian authority running the vital waterway.

The incident involving the 225-metre Marshall Islands-registered M/V Glory had sparked fears of a repeat of a blockage in 2021, when the large container ship Ever Given became diagonally wedged in the canal.

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