People Are Cracking Up At These 30 Memes About The Ship Stuck In The Suez Canal

If you have been following the news lately, you’ll know that the Suez Canal has a bit of a traffic jam problem. Turns out, there’s a gigantic cargo ship stuck in the canal, blocking the pathway through it for hundreds of not thousands of ships.

This, of course, has been making headlines around the globe. And not just headlines. Memesters, as well as the rest of the internet, got cracking at commenting on the situation through posts and memes.

Bored Panda scoured the internet to collect its best reactions to the stuck cargo ship and the efforts in freeing the ship from its unfortunate predicament. Be sure to upvote and comment on the submissions you enjoyed the most in the list below!#1 

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Tweetin_4_Jesus Report106pointsPOST

Ryan Michael9 hours ago

They’re gonna need the amnesia dust cannon from The Tooth Fairy to spray it8ReplyView more comments#2 

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krfabian Report103pointsPOST

Ryan Michael9 hours ago

Poetry at its finest33ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

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KarlreMarks Report97pointsPOST

Paizleypie9 hours ago

NEVER insert the swab into the canal!74ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

For those who need more context on the issue, the Suez Canal is an artificial sea-level waterway that serves as a massive shortcut between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. It is one of the main routes of many ships traveling between Europe, parts of Africa and Asia.

How important is the Suez Canal for logistics? Well, in 2020 alone, nearly 19,000 shipschose to travel through there, averaging around 51.5 ships per day. You can imagine just how many Ali Express, Amazon, and various other orders have been transported through this tiny canal alone.#4 

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uber mensch8 hours ago

Up-votable21ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#5 

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Raven Sheridan10 hours ago

Yeah, $1,400 will fix everything! (Insert eyeroll here.) 32ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#6 

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lutfysd Report91pointsPOST

Clearly sunny10 hours ago

Yep, my fav.18ReplyView more comments

So, the stuck massive cargo ship is called the MV Ever Given (Evergreen) and is one of the biggest cargo ships in the world, measuring at around 400 meters in length with a gross tonnage of over 220,000.

Reports state that while the ship was crossing the canal, high winds and a dust storm hit it and it was rendered uncontrollable—so much, in fact, that it was pushed sideways and got stuck by hitting the bottom of the canal.

Local operations have been launched to get the ship unstuck, but it has been a full 3 days at the moment of this article that the ship has been stuck and some speculate that it may take days if not weeks to set it free.#7 

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Ryan Michael9 hours ago

But we’re not even boat owners…4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

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lutfysd Report76pointsPOST

Raven Sheridan9 hours ago

One shippy boi. Every time. 40ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 

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dlicj Report76pointsPOST

Ryan Michael9 hours ago

Yup7Reply#10 

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Grumble O’Pug10 hours ago

Quit looking at my life!33ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Because this is such a big deal, of course the internet took the opportunity to have some fun with it by commenting and meming the whole thing.

Many admired the efforts that are being made by equating the tiny excavator doing its darned best to free the massive ship with things like trying to get a thesis done or the progress of one’s to-do list.

Others likened the situation to how Austin Powers was trying to turn around a baggage carrier in a narrow corridor, and yet others poked fun at how there are ideas to take the beached cargo ship and convert it into a camper “and post updates,” ridiculing today’s re-purposing trend.#11 

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Raven Sheridan9 hours ago

And we thought 2021 would be better. Nope! It’s just 2020: The Sequel.28ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#12 

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AriaCallaghan Report65pointsPOST

Ryan Michael9 hours ago

Wait, is this real? Cuz that would be pretty cool4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#13 

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salu1292 Report62pointsPOST

Paul Budhram9 hours ago

haha bernie10ReplyView more comments#14 

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deebashadnia Report57pointsPOST

Paul Budhram9 hours ago

that won’t help7ReplyView more comments#15 

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lutfysd Report52pointsPOST

Ryan Michael9 hours ago

..I’m so broad of this boat10ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Social platforms like Twitter and Facebook as well as Imgur and Reddit have been booming with memes, gaining hundreds of thousands of views, upvotes, and other forms of internet currency.

Many joked that they are pretty sure that some of their orders are on that ship and that they’re gonna have to now wait until it gets unstuck. Others joked how this could be an awesome plot idea for “Fast And Furious: Suez Drift,” except it’s not that fast and not that furious at this point.

Yet others jested that some magical hand should now pop out of the heavens and reposition the ship, hinting at some sim video games. The most evil idea by internauts was if people canceled whatever orders they possibly had on that ship, making the ship travel back full and get stuck again.#16 

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lutfysd Report50pointsPOST

Clearly sunny10 hours ago

These are all very relatable.7ReplyView more comments#17 

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Plan_Prep_Live Report48pointsPOST

julia7 hours ago

aHahaha like the office!!6ReplyView more comments#18 

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John C9 hours ago

I can’t even pretend to deny it.7ReplyView more comments#19 

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Cherie of Numenor9 hours ago

This is funny!4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#20 

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lutfysd Report45pointsPOST

Mohsie Supposie9 hours ago

… which you will decide tomorrow that it does not make any sense, does not even fit into the thesis and needs to be removed.24ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#21 

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Freya the Wanderer8 hours ago

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Paul Budhram9 hours ago

up, up, and away! or… not8ReplyView more comments#23 

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elizabeth_joh Report34pointsPOST#24 

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Cherie of Numenor9 hours ago

Sparta!!!!!5ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#25 

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Ryan Deschanel7 hours ago

I do not understand this one, but I wish I would.3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#26 

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Joseph OReilly6 hours ago

This is cursed3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#27 

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Raven Sheridan9 hours ago

Yeah, that’ll fix it! Ha!3ReplyView more comments#28 

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lutfysd Report28pointsPOST

Clearly sunny9 hours ago

Love this one. Why does laundry build up sooooo much with children? Arrrrrrr!!10ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#29 

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Kevin Reed7 hours ago

It’ll be interested and see how that pans out2ReplyView more comments#30 

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henlo9 hours ago

welp1ReplyView more comments

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