On March 23, 2021, shipping traffic through Egypts Suez Canal was grounded to a stop after a big vessel called the “Ever Offered” got stuck in the passageway. Quickly after news broke about this obstructed shipping route, an image started to distribute on social networks that supposedly demonstrated how the Ever Given, an almost 200-foot large, 224,000-ton vessel, had actually “drawn” a penis in its route movements soon prior to it got in the Suez Canal:
This is an authentic image revealing the Ever Givens path prior to it got stuck in the Suez Canal. While it may look like a rough illustration of a penis, theres no evidence to show that this was “drawn” on purpose.
The image comes from a video produced by the vessel-trafficking company VesselFinder.com. The video reveals the movements of the Ever Given as it waited on its turn to get in the Suez Canal. Vessel Finder wrote:
On the occasion of the contested occurrence of the ultra-large container ship Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal, the VesselFinder group made a video simulation of the motions of the ship in more detail, for some time before it got stuck in the canal and blocked the primary artery of cargo flow between Asia and Europe.
Heres the video:
CNN reported on March 24 that 8 tugboats were working to free the vessel, but that it could be days before the Suez Canal, one of the worlds busiest shipping paths, go back to regular traffic levels:.
While some social media users might have been skeptical of this image, thinking that it was just an unrefined joke, a spokesperson for Vesselfinder.com verified to Vice that the route was genuine, including that “there is no room for some sort of conspiracies or incorrect data.”
Eight yank boats are working to free a big container ship stuck in Egypts Suez Canal, halting marine traffic through one of the busiest and crucial waterways on the planet.
The rescue boats are working to drift and launch the Ever Given, a 59-meter-wide (193.5-feet) vessel that ran aground after 40-knot winds and a sandstorm caused low presence and poor navigation, the Suez Canal Authority said in a declaration Wednesday.
The 224,000-ton vessel, cruising under a Panama flag, was en route to the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands when it was knocked off course.
Another map from the ship-tracking website Myshiptracking.com also shows the Ever Givens seemingly NSFW route..