Big Ship Blocks the Suez Canal – level 1

30-03-2021 07:00

The Ever Given is a very big ship. It weighs 224,000 tons. It is 400 meters long. The ship travels from Malaysia to the Netherlands last week. The ship sails through the Suez Canal.

Then a storm comes. The wind is very strong. The wind brings sand. The captain of the ship cannot navigate.

The ship blocks the canal. Other ships try to move it away. It is not possible. The ship is too heavy. More than 150 other ships wait. They cannot sail through the canal.

Workers must move the ship. It can take weeks. One day of waiting costs the business almost 10 billion dollars.

Difficult words: canal (a waterway which people make and boats or ships sail through), navigate (to travel by water), block (when something is somewhere and other things cannot move or pass through it).

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