Refloating container ship in Suez may take time

Workers have been trying to refloat a stranded container ship that is blocking Egypt's Suez Canal. But the work could take a lot more time, potentially prolonging disruptions to the global supply chain.

The "Ever Given" was headed for the Mediterranean on Tuesday when it got wedged in the canal after being whipped by a windstorm.

It's owned by Shoei Kisen, based in western Japan, and operated by Taiwan's Evergreen Marine Corporation.

The Suez Canal Authority dispatched tugboats to refloat the 400-meter-long vessel again on Thursday. But the effort failed.

The authority has reportedly communicated with a team of experts from a Dutch salvage company. They apparently discussed dispatching dredging boats to remove sand around the vessel.

The "Ever Given" is blocking more than 150 ships, leaving them unable to enter or pass through the canal.