All The Best Memes About Ever Given, Now That The Giant Boat Has Been Freed From The Suez Canal
"Yeah sex is good, but have you ever got your boat stuck in the Suez Canal and blocked 10% of the world’s trade?"
In case you missed it: There’s been a giant boat stuck in the Suez Canal for about a week now.
The Ever Given container ship, at 400-metres long, caused absolute mayhem on March 23 when the boat wedged itself sideways in the narrow canal and blocked the major shipping route. Ever Given was lodged diagonally in Egypt’s Suez Canal after high winds and a dust storm knocked the shipping container off course.
According to CNBC, around 12 percent of seaborne trade travels through the Suez Canal. So this six-day blockage caused major disruption to the other transport ships who use the canal, delaying billions of dollars of goods from arriving on time each day — an estimated $400 million an hour, to be exact.
Folks, I'm not feeling optimistic about the Suez situation. pic.twitter.com/lOEDMwMMpm
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) March 25, 2021
But because the massive boat is bigger than the Empire State Building on its side, it has been a real mission to try and dislodge it from the Suez Canal, which is only around 200-metres wide. In an attempt to free the container ship, tugboat rescue teams spent the week trying to wiggle the boat free. But the teams did not feel optimistic about their attempts to dislodge the “beached whale” boat, explaining that it “might take weeks” to achieve.
Thankfully though, Ever Given was finally freed last night thanks to the help of a full moon rising tides enough to dislodge the boat. But while great for trade or all the boats waiting, not everyone is happy that Ever Given is free.
In fact, the fuck-off huge boat stuck in the tiny canal had become somewhat of a collective emotional support vessel, and now people are begging for Ever Given to return to it’s lodged little home.
You are NOT too much. You are ENTITLED to take up space. If the Suez Canal doesn't have room for you that is the Suez Canal's problem.
— Lindsay King-Miller (@AskAQueerChick) March 26, 2021
PUT IT BACK, PUT THAT SHIP BACK RIGHT NOW pic.twitter.com/IOKgTVfRld
— some bones in space 💀🪐 (@undeadartclub) March 29, 2021
THERE WAS SOMETHING DEEPLY COMFORTING ABOUT THE BOAT BEING STUCK AND I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF THEY COULD PUT IT BACK
— NOT A WOLF (@SICKOFWOLVES) March 29, 2021
PUT IT BACK AND ADD ANOTHER SHIP! pic.twitter.com/t0pLFQWe1L
— Joshua Seth (@joshuaseth) March 29, 2021
some people aren't brave enough to stand by their convictions, but I'm going to say it: put the boat back now.
— ℳikhail Klimentov (@LeaderGrev) March 29, 2021
But if we’re being realistic, our beloved Ever Given will never be put back into the Suez Canal. In fact, I have a feeling boats as big as Ever Given will probably be banned from using the shipping route in the future after this whole “stopping world sea trade for an entire week” thing.
So, let’s take a moment to remember the wonderful week that was through all the best memes about Ever Given getting stuck in the Suez Canal:
me just trying my best pic.twitter.com/s1ESpPs0KY
— Kim Bhasin (@KimBhasin) March 25, 2021
My ambitious plan to free the boat is to push a huge cotton swab up the canal pic.twitter.com/ZnY4ehu8fx
— Karl Sharro (@KarlreMarks) March 25, 2021
Yeah sex is good but have you ever got your boat stuck in the Suez Canal and blocked 10% of the world’s trade?
— Dr. Parik Patel, BA, CFA, ACCA Esq. 💸 (@ParikPatelCFA) March 25, 2021
I cannot go to work today pic.twitter.com/KjlPwYo0vn
— Olya (@olya_borderless) March 29, 2021
stepsis i'm stuck in the suez canal 😳 https://t.co/vlpzlgKbvV
— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) March 24, 2021
Today’s Comic: We are all, in our own little way, that ship. pic.twitter.com/GVDjLxzErX
— Chaz Hutton (@chazhutton) March 24, 2021
BREAKING: the ship stuck in the suez canal has given birth to a healthy litter of three, pictured nursing from their mother pic.twitter.com/5HEg2n3QDJ
— 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰🔪 (@MommyBigDick) March 26, 2021
Is your child texting about the Suez Canal boat?
BRB – Bow Really Bulbous
LOL – Lack Of Leeway
CBA – Canal Blocked, Asshole
LMFAO – Lol, Mother Fucker Aground, Oh!
BYOB – Boat Yeeted On Bank
WTF – What The Frigate
BTW – Boat Totally Wasted
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) March 26, 2021
— Jamie Jones (@JamieDMJ) March 25, 2021
— Tanushree Rao (@tanushrao) March 25, 2021
sorry I blocked the suez canal with my big ass. sorry that was me. I'm trying to fix it but I'm stuck. sorry again to all of Egypt
— Poirot Fan Account (@mechapoetic) March 24, 2021
“And I couldn’t help but wonder…was the Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal or was the Suez Canal blocking the Ever Given?” pic.twitter.com/vorn2FpRk7
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) March 27, 2021
BREAKING: The boat blocking the Suez Canal has fallen down the stairs at the Met Gala pic.twitter.com/mPBtVgfdXL
— Hieronymus Goat (@cursegoat) March 25, 2021
2021 has been pretty fucked, but at least we will always have the big boat stuck in the tiny canal to look back on.
I love that the boat is stuck because every other piece of global news is so hard to comprehend or explain.
The boat? It's just stuck. Stuff won't go. Boat needs to be not stuck. That's it.
— h. p. heisler (@hpheisler) March 24, 2021