Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Suez Canal Blockage

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Suez Canal Blockage

    I can't help finding this whole thing very funny.
    The picture of the tiny little digger trying to help dig it out.. lol

    Let's all guess how long it's going to take to unblock, and see who wins. I'll say five days. they're pretty motivated.
    The stranded mega-container ship is delaying $400m (£292m) an hour in goods that can't be moved east or west.

    #2
    The whole subject matter is playing out as some nightmarish maritime toilet conundrum.

    Constipation
    Backed up
    Bloated

    Dire need of stool softener or ex-lax®

    Finally.....

    Relief

    Need toilet plunger

    Even the OP title has a slight taint for needing to take a poop.
    I mean that in the niceness way Jess.

    Comment


      #3
      They Have A Tug Boat At The Bow.......And In My Humble Opinion They Should Be At The Stern

      Pulling It To Starboard Trying To Straighten It Up...... In Alignment With The Canal......



      Cheers Glen.

      Comment


        #4
        The salvage company is out of the Netherlands, which they call the premier salvage company in the world, they say. Looks like they are prepared! The stern is in Africa, they have to be carful that they don’t crack the hull. If that happens the canal clean up will take years. This could shut down trade completely
        Last edited by Beach Ball Bitch; 03-26-2021, 01:54 PM.

        Comment


        • Pete's Draggun
          Pete's Draggun commented
          Editing a comment
          3..........

          2..........

          1..........

          Enter DinDjarin

        #5
        Originally posted by Pete's Draggun View Post
        The whole subject matter is playing out as some nightmarish maritime toilet conundrum.

        Constipation
        Backed up
        Bloated

        Dire need of stool softener or ex-lax®

        Finally.....

        Relief

        Need toilet plunger

        Even the OP title has a slight taint for needing to take a poop.
        I mean that in the niceness way Jess.
        lol yes exactly, Pete

        the colon of human industry has been clogged up with the shit of capitalism : )


        (disclaimer: i have no idea what is in those many, many shipping containers, but i'll presume at least some of it is shit no-one actually needs)

        Comment


        • Pete's Draggun
          Pete's Draggun commented
          Editing a comment
          Originally posted by Jessica View Post
          the colon of human industry has been clogged up with the shit of capitalism : )
          ^
          You said it better mate.

        #6
        Here is the premier salvage company at work.

        Click image for larger version

Name:	BF62C90B-BAB7-432C-AA93-4F85183844DB.jpeg
Views:	118
Size:	798.5 KB
ID:	115151

        Comment


          #7
          Glad I'm not the only one who instantly thought constipation.

          Comment


            #8
            i wonder how long until middle east (or chinese) terrorists figure out how awesome it would be for them to bomb a few cargo ships and sink them in the canal...it would cripple much of the worlds economy for quite a long time...even better if they could plan it out to get the panama one jammed up simultaneously

            Comment


            • Beach Ball Bitch
              Beach Ball Bitch commented
              Editing a comment
              I think this could have been intentional. You know how much that cargo is worth now? A lot more. My stocks are doing well. Isn’t this Cargo boat Asian owned? I believe it is. If the hull breaks and they can’t get that ship out and cleaned up for months... prices will go crazy. It would be best for some if that happened.

            • SpaceMan
              SpaceMan commented
              Editing a comment
              last i heard it was japanese owned registered as panamanian and carrying chinese goods to the netherlands

            • Jessica
              Jessica commented
              Editing a comment
              i had this same thought

            #9
            Always call in the dutch when your levee breaks or your canal get clogged!

            I was about to say 2 weeks, but now surely it must be solved in 1 (they need to get the proper material there first of course, otherwise I'd say 4 days )

            Comment


              #10
              Originally posted by SpaceMan View Post
              i wonder how long until middle east (or chinese) terrorists figure out how awesome it would be for them to bomb a few cargo ships and sink them in the canal...it would cripple much of the worlds economy for quite a long time...even better if they could plan it out to get the panama one jammed up simultaneously
              Cripple is an exaggeration. Several of the ships in line are already taking the long route. It would damage Egypt financially though. They're getting a shitload of toll money for each of those container ships passing through there

              Comment


                #11
                This thread title is begging for a parody thread..!! On the other hand, too easy

                Comment


                  #12
                  Originally posted by Undies View Post
                  Glad I'm not the only one who instantly thought constipation.
                  Sharing is caring

                  Comment


                    #13
                    Just on this i did remember seeing a couple of photoshopped ideas when this happened on twitter.
                    It's very funny indeed.

                    What i don't find funny though is the aftermath.

                    Heard that Egypt are shitty with how this happened.

                    It would have been nice if Egypt had of made their entrance a little wider.

                    Comment


                    • Beach Ball Bitch
                      Beach Ball Bitch commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Ummmm the British built it And at the time it was more than large enough for the ships.

                      Would be nice if Egypt maintained their shit and improved upon the gift that the brits gave them, or maybe it is time for it to be shut down permanently,
                  Working...
                  X