Social media jokes about the Suez Canal mega ship and the excavator trying to free it

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The ship that launched a thousand memes! Social media pokes fun at the Suez Canal mega-ship and the digger trying to free it, compared to tackling their own problems

  • The Ever Given ran aground on the vital shipping route in Egypt on Tuesday
  • Egyptian authorities are trying to move the ship with tugboats and an excavator
  • Twitter users have compared the impact of the pandemic to the trapped ship

It was the ship that launched a thousand memes, with social media users sharing viral images on Thursday of a giant container ship trapped in the banks of the Suez Canal.

The Ever Given first became trapped on the vital shipping lane on Tuesday, and Egyptian authorities are still desperately trying to relocate the 59m wide and 400m long ship.

Days into the saga, and with no apparent resolution, Twitter users decided the ship was the perfect shelter from the past two years.

One of the most shared photos was taken from a ship following the Ever Given showing it blocking the channel. ‘A pangolin flutters their eyelashes with one stone,’ read the caption above the once data, while the text on the blocked ship said: ‘Any hope to enjoy 2020’

One of the most shared photos was taken from a ship following the Ever Given showing it blocking the channel.

“A pangolin flutters their eyelashes with one stone,” read the caption above the once data, while the text on the blocked barrel said, “Any hope to enjoy 2020.”

“My duties,” was another, about an image of the heavily loaded Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal.

“I’m dutifully about my duties,” a quick follow-up joked with an image of the container ship shading a lone excavator trying to untie it.

“My duties,” was another, about an image of the heavily loaded Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal

'I'm dutiful to my duties,' a quick follow-up joked with an image of the container ship shading a lone excavator trying to untie it

‘I’m dutiful to my duties,’ a quick follow-up joked with an image of the container ship shading a lone excavator trying to untie it

A GIF of ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ – where the main character is trapped in a shuttle car traveling back and forth in a narrow tunnel – was photoshopped with the ship.

A photo of a few construction workers inspecting the ship was mocked several times, responding to the spirit of the times of recent months.

One read “go for a walk during lunch,” while the text above the clamped barrel read, “My sanity during the pandemic.”

Others have compared the fate of the Ever Given to popular culture, including scenes from the Simpsons and Friends.

The Friend’s memes contain references to the famous scene where Ross tries to carry a sofa to his apartment and when Phoebe tries to teach Joey French.

Others have compared the fate of the Ever Given to popular culture, including scenes from the Simpsons and Friends

Others have compared the fate of the Ever Given to popular culture, including scenes from the Simpsons and Friends

The Friend's memes contain references to the famous scene where Ross tries to carry a sofa to his apartment, and when Phoebe tries to teach Joey French

The Friend’s memes contain references to the famous scene where Ross tries to carry a sofa to his apartment, and when Phoebe tries to teach Joey French

A GIF of 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' - where the main character is stuck in a shuttle car driving back and forth in a narrow tunnel - was photoshopped with the craft

A GIF of ‘Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery’ – where the main character is stuck in a shuttle car driving back and forth in a narrow tunnel – was photoshopped with the craft

A photo of a pair of construction workers inspecting the ship was mocked several times, taking advantage of the spirit of the past months

A photo of a pair of construction workers inspecting the ship was mocked several times, taking advantage of the spirit of the past months

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One read “go for a walk during lunch,” while the text above the clamped barrel read, “My sanity during the pandemic.”

And adding profanity to a serious industrial incident, it was revealed Thursday that the pilot traced the outline of a giant penis in the water before getting stuck, according to ship VesselFinder.com.

Whether the coarsely formed course in the fairway was deliberate has not yet been confirmed.

Many online users shared Amazon’s customer reviews page for the book “How to Avoid Huge Ships,” with one writing, “Hello Suez Canal Library, How Can I Help?”

And adding profanity to a serious industrial incident, it was revealed Thursday that before the pilot got trapped, the outline of a giant penis traced in the water, according to ship VesselFinder.com

And adding profanity to a serious industrial incident, it was revealed Thursday that before the pilot got trapped, the outline of a giant penis traced in the water, according to ship VesselFinder.com

Many online users shared Amazon's customer reviews page for the book

Many online users shared Amazon’s customer reviews page for the book “How to Avoid Huge Ships,” with one writing, “Hello Suez Canal Library, How Can I Help?”

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