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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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    • Essentials 

    • Precursors 

    • Second millennium BC 

    • Canals dug by Necho, Darius I and Ptolemy 

    • Receding Red Sea and the dwindling Nile 

    • Old Cairo to the Red Sea 

    • Repair by al-Ḥākim 

    • Conception by Venice 

    • Ottoman attempts 

    • Napoleon's discovery of an ancient canal 

    • Interim period 

    • Preparations (1854–1858) 

    • Construction (1859–1869) 

    • Inauguration (17 November 1869) 

    • Initial difficulties (1869–1871) 

    • Growth and reorganisation 

    • Suez Crisis 

    • Arab–Israeli wars of 1967 and 1973 

    • Mine clearing operations (1974–75) 

    • UN presence 

    • Bypass expansion 

    • 2021 obstruction by ''Ever Given'' 

    • Timeline 

    • Layout and operation 

    • Capacity 

    • Navigation 

    • Operation 

    • Canal crossings 

    • Economic impact 

    • Cape Agulhas 

    • Northern Sea Route 

    • Cape Horn 

    • Negev desert railway 

    • Environmental impact 

    • Suez Canal Economic Zone