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Owner of stranded Suez Canal ship aims to free vessel on Saturday

Companies weigh alternative routes, including the Arctic

The satellite image shows the cargo ship MV Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal near Suez, Egypt, on March 25.   © Cnes2021, Distribution Airbus DS/AP

IMABARI, Japan/TOKYO -- The Japanese owner of the ship blocking the Suez Canal aims to free the vessel by Saturday night Japan time, the company said on Friday.

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