One of the most important waterways in the world was blocked after a massive container ship ran aground in intense weather.
But people have been abandoned after looking at the route allegedly taken by the giant ship called Ever Given before it got stuck in the Suez Canal.
The 400-meter-long ship with 224,000 tons appears to have strayed off course from strong winds and a dust storm.
Before entering the canal, the ship appeared to be planning a rather unfortunate course which caused some amusement online.
A researcher shared the discovery on Twitter, where he described it as “innocent but terrible luck”.
John Scott-Railton tweeted, “OH NO: The infallible target of calamity touched the trail of # EVERGIVEN as it left its designated anchorage and steamed into the canal (innocent but terrible luck).”
One person joked, “Folks, the captain of this Suez ship is a performance artist troll.”
Another asked: “Not only do I see the huge c *** ‘n balls and it?”
A third added, “I can believe that was unintentional … but still darkly weird.”
An official from vesselfinder.com said Vice News that their tracking data was correct, writing, “There’s no room for conspiracies or false data.”
The ship arrived in the Suez Canal on Monday evening and eight tugs are currently trying to remove it.
Julianne Cona, who is on the ship behind, wrote on Instagram that the ship was stuck on its side yesterday.
She wrote on Instagram: “The ship in front of us ran aground when we drove through the canal and is now stuck on the side – as if we were maybe a bit here.”
At noon on March 24th, the port agent GAC announced that the stranded ship had partially been made afloat again and moved along the canal bank.
About 12 percent of the world’s trade flows through the canal, making it one of the busiest waterways in the world.