Drifting Cargo Ship Blocks Suez Canal
A 93,000-ton cargo ship drifted at the wrong angle inside the Suez Canal during a sandstorm and blocked transit between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.
The Hong Kong-flagged Okal King Dor was traveling north when it veered at right angles to the canal. An official said high winds were a factor. Four tugboats were sent to realign the ship.
About 8% of world sea trade passes through the Suez Canal.