Stuck Boat In Suez Canal Now Free
The huge ship stuck in the Suez Canal last week has been released, officials said early Monday. Long live the stuck ship.
Ever given, a container ship larger than the Empire State Building interrupted a critical trade route after sinking to the side of the canal last Tuesday, delaying billions of dollars in freight to reach their destinations.
On Monday, the channel’s service provider announced that the ship had been replaced and was on track.
Tugboat rescue teams had spent six days working to free the ship, and were finally successful, thanks in part to the full moon that brought high tides.
According to Reuters, a Dutch company that helped in the attempt to rock the boat had previously compared the boat to a “whale on the beach” and said that “it may take weeks”.
Despite being a global commercial disaster, the stuck Ever Given fascinates the world and has become the subject of many jokes and memes.
As it was released for free on Monday, trade officials, rescue crews and politicians celebrated.
But many, many more people demanded different demand: