Lately, we have been bombarded with the news about a large ship getting stuck in the Suez Canal. As you probably already know, this sea vessel has caused a massive and financially devastating traffic jam.
Due to the blockage the ship has caused, hundreds, if not thousands of other ships, have been denied a clear path to their destinations worldwide.
In addition to this being the main news in many parts of the world, the cargo ship incident has also been a huge target for meme-makers and much of the internet.
We have checked throughout the internet and put together a collection of the best jokes about the canal blockage and the seemingly futile effort to dislodge it and set it free. Here they are.
1. It's What A Ship Does When Tired
2. Could Be Worth A Shot
3. So Accurate
Something You Should Know About The Suez Canal
The Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway that acts as a great shortcut between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. It is a major route for ships trying to get from Europe to Africa and Asia and vice versa.
The canal is very important.
In the year 2020, about 19,000 ships passed through the canal. In short, an average of over 50 ships passed through the canal each day throughout the year.
You can imagine how many ships have been affected in the days the ship has been stuck in the canal. In fact, a lot of Amazon, Ali Express, and many other orders have to be transported through this waterway.
The unfortunate ship is called MV Ever Given (Evergreen). It happens to be one of the largest cargo ships in the world.
It has a length of about 400 meters and a gross tonnage of more than 220,000.
4. Something To Make You Feel Better
5. Ambitious Indeed
6. A Long Way To Go
How Did This Happen?
When the ship was passing through the canal, high winds and a large storm hit it, making it lose control. As a result, it was pushed sideways, and in the process, it got stuck after hitting the bottom of the canal.
At first people thought the problem would be fixed quickly.
Unfortunately, after several days of effort, the ship was still stuck. Sadly, estimates indicate that it might take weeks before the ship is completely free.
7. The Ship Represents Us All
8. It Doesn't Add Up
9. Who Indeed?
10. Very Lucky
Internet Saw An Opportunity
Obviously, the accident has been a massive blow to international trade, and everyone took note of the issue, including the internet. Consequently, there have been a lot of memes about the incident.
Actually, some applauded the effort being made to get the ship free. Some compared the herculean task the tiny excavator is trying to do to get the ship free to the effort necessary to complete a thesis or get through a to-do list.
Others tried to compare the situation to how Austin Powers tried to turn around a baggage carrier in a narrow corridor.
Obviously, some made fun of the situation. Others suggested that the ship could be repurposed into a camper.
More pessimistic commenters pointed out that 2021 is not turning out to be better than 2020 but has instead become a sequel to the trying year.
11. We're Back To The 1700s
12. It'll Clearly Take More Than A Walk
13. Do You Have It In A Bigger Size?
14. It's Getting Out Of Hand
15. No Chills
Memes On All Platforms
Memes about the beached ship have been on all social media platforms, including Facebook, Reddit, and Imgur. These posts have received hundreds of thousands of likes, upvotes, and shares by now.
Some people speculate that they are sure that the ship has some of their orders and will not get them until it gets unstuck.
Several people suggested that this would make an amazing plot for the film, Fast and Furious: Suez Drift. Unfortunately, there has been nothing fast or furious about the whole situation at this point.
Some have joked that a magical hand could pop out of the sky and quickly reposition the ship, which hints at some sim video games.
Then someone suggested that maybe people canceled the orders the ship was carrying, forcing it to go back, a process that got it stuck.
16. GPS Navigation Issue
17. Finally, An Explanation
18. The Bitter Truth
19. How Bad Is Your Bad Day?
20. Why Two Can't Do The Trick
21. Could This Work?
22. Bit By Bit
23. Why The Workshops Fall Short
24. Not Enough!
25. Consider The Difference
26. Perfect Repurposing
27. At Least It Can Help Explain Ancient Battles
28. No Solution Yet
29. A Creative Solution
30. They Get You Every Time
Clearly, nobody can say that this disaster has gone unnnoticed.