Here's how engineers widened the Suez Canal to accommodate larger ships

They doubled the width and deepened its main waterway.
Derya Ozdemir

The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt that connects the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea and separates Africa and Asia. Serving as a trade route between Europe and Asia, it's one of the world's busiest shipping corridors, which is why a six-day blockage by a megaship named Ever Given sent the world into a frenzy that was only resolved after salvage teams used dredging and tug boats to heave the vessel back into operation.

This video by the YouTube channel Spark explains how engineers are widening the Suez Canal to accommodate larger ships. This major construction project is aimed at doubling the width of the Suez Canal and deepening its main waterway. Spark uses 3D images to show how the canal will be widened and also explores how it was built back in 1859. If you want to learn more, make sure you watch the video embedded above, and as always, enjoy. 

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