It’s been three days since a ship the size of a skyscraper became stuck sideways in the Suez Canal in Egypt. A chief executive of the company in charge of towing the stranded Ever Given said that it could be days to weeks before the ship is gone from shipping lanes.
Meanwhile, another attempt to move the large container ship on Thursday was unsuccessful, and images of those efforts began to circle around social media.
Naturally, it led to some people sharing their own inventive solutions online for moving the 1,300-foot-long ship, no matter how unrealistic the internet proved to be once again.
The Suez Canal Authority announced on Thursday they had temporarily suspended all navigation through the canal as efforts were made to remove the ship. In the same announcement, photos were released of a backhoe trying to dig up the sand the ship was stuck in, and people had fun with the ginormous size comparisons.
The photos of the bulldozer were so viral that there’s even a Twitter account named, “Guy With The Digger At Suez Canal“. The account already has 24,000 followers as the account has provided “updates” about its progress to get the ship moving.
The the Ever Given is the first ship in the canal’s 150-year history to block it and is causing a massive global financial impact, but the internet proved that 2021 is still just as crazy as last year.
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