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Cargo Ship Drew Giant Penis In Suez Canal Before Getting Stuck

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Cargo Ship Drew Giant Penis In Suez Canal Before Getting Stuck

You have probably heard about the huge ship that's got itself stuck in the middle of the Suez Canal. But did you know that before having this little mishap it managed to draw a huge penis? Well, kind of.

The 200,000 ton Ever Given came to a standstill yesterday (23 March), causing a huge backlog of traffic along the busy route.

However, analysis of tracking data from vesselfinder.com shows the enormous vessel also inadvertently created a massive willy-shaped path.

Sharing a snap to Twitter, researcher John Scott-Railton said: "OH NO: misfortune's unerring aim touched #EVERGIVEN's track as it departed the designated anchorage and steamed into the Canal. (innocent, but terrible luck)."

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A spokesperson for the maritime tracking site has since said that while it's accurate there is nothing suspicious about it.

They told Vice: "There is no room for some kind of conspiracies or false data."

Credit: vesselfinder.com
Credit: vesselfinder.com

The canal, which is 120 miles long, is one of the world's most important shipping lanes, but it has spent most of the day completely gridlocked as a result of the blockage.

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Ever Given, which is owned by a Taiwanese company but registered in Panama, drifted across the entire width of the canal while heading north.

According to reports, it's believed a gust of wind caused the ship to suddenly turn sideways almost four miles north of the southern mouth of the canal.

All crew members are said to be fine.

The ship was heading to the Netherlands, with an ETA of 31 March.

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Instagram user Julianna Cona wrote on the platform: "Ship in front of us ran aground while going through the canal and is now stuck sideways looks like we might be here for a little bit..."

A team of tugboats are currently trying to get the ship free from the canal's eastern wall, though it's feared this could take several days.

Speaking to the BBC, Dr Sal Mercogliano, a maritime historian based in the US state of North Carolina, said that the incident could have 'huge ramifications for global trade'.

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He said the ship got lodged in the embankment and would have lost the power to steer, explaining: "This is the largest vessel ever to go aground in the Suez Canal.

"If they are unable to pull her free... in a high tide, they are going to have to start removing cargo."

Adding: "Every day, 50 vessels on average go through that canal, so the closing of the canal means no vessels are transiting north and south.

"Every day the canal is closed ... container ships and tankers are not delivering food, fuel and manufactured goods to Europe and goods are not being exported from Europe to the Far East.'

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: World News, Transport, Funny, Ship, travel, boat

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