Efforts to dislodge ship blocking Suez Canal enter sixth day

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Efforts are continuing Sunday to dislodge a massive container ship wedged in the Suez Canal in Egypt, blocking one of the world's most heavily used shipping lanes. The head of the Suez Canal Authority, Osama Rabie, said at a press conference Saturday that the ship's rudder and propeller had moved, calling it a "positive sign," but it remains unclear when the Ever Given, which became stuck Tuesday during a sandstorm, will be refloated. Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd., the ship's Japanese owner, had said Friday they were aiming to free the ship on Saturday night Japan time. While the cause of what happe...

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