Stuck ship shuts down Suez Canal traffic

Stuck ship shuts down Suez Canal traffic 1

 

An enormous container the length of the Empire State Building remains stuck in the Suez Canal. Shipping experts believe it could take days or even weeks to free the 224,000-ton vessel that is blocking one of the world's busiest waterways.
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50 Comments on "Stuck ship shuts down Suez Canal traffic"

  1. evolved monkey | March 25, 2021 at 11:20 AM | Reply

    10% of global commerce blocked. That’s consequential.

  2. Warning Detour: Please use cape of good hope route
    estimated delay: 150 days

    • @John Brick . . . . Give or take a thousand or more/less miles, it is about 11,000 miles from where the ships are waiting, around the Cape of Good Hope and up to Gibraltar. At an average speed of 18 knots that would take about 25 days. Do the math bozo.

    • Mohamed Faliq | March 25, 2021 at 2:59 PM | Reply

      @Brandy Courvoisier lmao

    • Funny farm 555 | March 25, 2021 at 3:11 PM | Reply

      @Mohamed Faliq One ship Engineer (Chief MakoI) I follow on You tube said it would cost them $369,000 more to go from turkey to Mumbai India around Africa than pay to go through the Suez Canal. Good explanation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iwOZOb90fM

    • Funny farm 555 | March 25, 2021 at 3:14 PM | Reply

      @David Wang One: Be nice on the comment section here or get out of the sandbox. A lot of factors go into the cost more than the distance like ship speed which may not be 18 knots. Two: Watch this video for a seafarers actual computation based on the bulk carrier he is an engineer on. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iwOZOb90fM

    • allabout perspective | March 25, 2021 at 4:09 PM | Reply

      @David Wang second great comment from you 😁👍 ( “simple physics” the other one) , it’s about 3 weeks , I doubt you’re sailor (I use to be) but you have paid attention at school 😂

  3. The Japanese succeeded in what then Nazi Germany failed to do.

    Blocking the Suez Canal.

  4. ONeills Lounge | March 25, 2021 at 11:27 AM | Reply

    Well now we know all someone has to do is just run a ship aground…

  5. Talk about a Mega Screw up 🤯

  6. EverStuck….😁😁😁🤘🏼

  7. Carlo Regadas - Guitar | March 25, 2021 at 12:14 PM | Reply

    Nothing to see here, just a staged bunker fuel operation. Expect some “freak” weather, storms any day now…

  8. There aren’t enough shipping containers on board, surely they could load another thousand and that might fix it.

  9. Line The Walk | March 25, 2021 at 12:29 PM | Reply

    The Evergreen Group (Chinese: 長榮集團) is the organizational designation used by a Taiwan-based conglomerate of shipping, transportation, and associated service companies.

  10. It’s enormous !! Hard to believe that thing even floats.

  11. Melanin rich people in that drawing. How’d they turn so pale in less than a century? Rhetorical question.

  12. James Ricker | March 25, 2021 at 2:47 PM | Reply

    To let everyone know how serious this is, the last time the Suez canal was closed there was a serious spike in oil prices

  13. Fragged by Grandma | March 25, 2021 at 4:58 PM | Reply

    Good thing that we already are in home office or locked down. Limiting the fuel availability shouldn’t be an issue.
    I haven’t refueled my car in months.

    • US doesn’t get its oil from there, its self-sufficient and wouldn’t be impacted either way. Most countries don’t have that level of lockdown and life there is pretty much normal, specially in Asia, and oil prices already gone up significantly.

    • Thomas Henderson | March 26, 2021 at 7:45 PM | Reply

      @Alex Xander yes but 65 million people in the uk are

    • Thomas Henderson | March 26, 2021 at 7:55 PM | Reply

      @Alex Xander and the us isnt the only country in the world europe will have massive oil price rises and the middle east will loose buisness and the us is 86 percent self sufficent so it will have an impact on the prices in the us

  14. Andreas Balaskas | March 25, 2021 at 7:49 PM | Reply

    After this “accidental accident”, they might rethinking to make the whole canal from both sides more wider than it is today.
    Just in case,….you never know!!

  15. Vlog Epicness | March 25, 2021 at 11:01 PM | Reply

    Have they tried turning it off and then on again???

  16. Alexander Stone | March 26, 2021 at 12:25 AM | Reply

    A chance for all nations to work together!

  17. This is where I belong these comments bring me amusement. Thank You ALL. stay Safe and have a Wonderful day.

  18. The Occasional Video | March 26, 2021 at 10:09 AM | Reply

    Everything man does is fragile and liable to fall apart at any moment:

    A canal
    A democracy

  19. JFC: We know that the ship is the size of the Empire State Building.

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