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10/04/1957 Suez Canal is cleared and opened for all ships after Suez crises

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Dredgers Clear Sand From Suez Canal (1957)

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First Convoy Through Suez: Nasser Accuses Us (1957)

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First 20,000 Ton Tankers To Go Through Suez (1957)

Because of the Suez Crisis, the Suez Canal was closed from October 1956 as a result of damage and ships sunk. It was reopened after it was cleared with UN assistance. A UN force was established to maintain both the free navigability of the canal and peace in the Sinai Peninsula.
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    • Precursors 

    • History 

    • Layout and operation 

    • Alternative routes 

    • Environmental impact 

    • Suez Canal Economic Zone