Stuck At Sea: So Big You Can See It From Space
Stuck at sea: The Ever Given, a container ship so big you can see it from space, created a traffic jam in the Suez Canal.
UPDATE: The Ever Given is at last free! Moving north from the southern end of the canal to the Great Bitter Lake.
Experts said it could take weeks to dislodge the Ever Given. And now the operator tells us the forward cabin is taking on water.
As Bloomberg reports:
“The world has a serious blockage. A container ship longer than the Eiffel Tower ran aground in the Suez Canal, one of the planet’s most important waterways. Despite herculean efforts on Wednesday, it’s unclear when the wayward vessel will be freed. Dozens of ships are already stuck in the resulting gridlock, with a lengthy halt threatening global supply chains already disrupted by the pandemic.”
How did the Ever Given, one of the world’s largest container ships, become stuck at sea in the Suez Canal?
The Guardian tells us that, “The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said it [the Ever Given] had lost the ability to steer amid high winds and a dust storm.
Here’s a Guardian video that explains what has happened since the megaton Ever Given container ship, owned by Evergreen shipping, became stuck on a sand bar in Egypt’s Suez Canal.
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