Countries all over the world are currently being affected by the same problem, the Suez Canal blockage. According to USA Today, there is currently 360 ships waiting to go through the canal. News coverage has been conducted globally. On Tuesday, March 22 was the day the container ship found itself in quite a pickle. “The rescue boats are working to float and release the Ever Given, a 59-meter-wide (193.5-feet) vessel that ran aground after 40-knot winds and a sandstorm caused low visibility and poor navigation, the Suez Canal Authority said in a statement Wednesday.” The container ship is said to be as “long as the Empire State Building is tall.”
It has been interesting to see how one incident can bring the different countries together. Especially since this seems to be an accident, and not something done on purpose to create chaos. It’s also interesting in which the different countries have been reporting on this incident. If the ship doesn’t get freed by tomorrow, it’ll make one full week since it got stuck. We don’t know exactly what the lasting effect this will have on different countries, but we shall see. In the meantime the world will come together while trying to get this situation right sized.
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