epa09099282 Ships are anchored outside the Suez Canal in Ain Shokhna, near Suez, Egypt, 26 March 2021. The large container ship Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal on 23 March, blocking passage of other ships and causing a traffic jam for cargo vessels. The head of the Suez Canal Authority announced on 25 March that 'the navigation through the Suez Canal is temporarily suspended' until the floatation of the Ever Given is completed. Its floatation is being carried out by eight large tugboats that are towing and pushing the grounding vessel.  EPA/KHALED ELFIQI