The Ever Given has been trapped in the Suez Canal for days.
Suez Canal Authority

A massive container ship stuck in the Suez Canal has been refloated, Bloomberg News reported, citing maritime services provider Inchcape.

The Ever Given had been stuck sideways across Egypt's canal since Tuesday, clogging a vital artery for the global economy and forcing multiple ships to turn around and reroute around Africa.

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It's unclear how soon canal would be opened up to the more than 400 ships that are stuck waiting for it to clear.

TAKE A LOOK: Epic queue of ships as giant container vessel continues to block Suez Canal

Officials say ten tugboats are working on dislodging ship at the high tide, CNN reported on Monday morning.

Video shows the stern dislodged from the sand bank, CNN reported.

Many large container ships are already heading towards the African coast after they've changed direction away from the blockage in the Suez.

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