Where is the Ever Given ship now? Well, you can put it in SA if you want…

We’re on day four of our long weekend now, and the Easter activities are coming to an end. You might be travelling home, sobering up, or at a loose end on your day off. Well, have we got a treat for you: This new online tool allows you to place the Ever Given ship – you know, the one that blocked the Suez Canal off for a week – ANYWHERE in South Africa.

Suez canal traffic remains ‘steady’

The wedging of the Japanese-owned, Taiwanese-operated ship had previously created tailbacks to the north and south totalling over 420 ships, with billions of dollars-worth of cargo. The blockage, which began when the ship veered off course in a sandstorm, left Egypt’s international shipping and wider reputation on the line.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has pledged investment to ensure no repeat of the episode, and the SCA has called for new tugboats and dredgers are needed. Maritime data company Lloyd’s List said the blockage had held up an estimated $9.6 billion worth of cargo each day between Asia and Europe.

Where is the Ever Given ship now?

The Ever Given and its cargo are currently in the Great Bitter Lake, roughly halfway along the canal. There are no obstructions to report, and traffic in the Suez Canal has all but returned to normal:

Ever Given
Photo: MarineTraffic

So, what’s all this about being able to place it into South Africa? It’s just a bit of fun, something of a time-killer if you will. This interactive map allows you to drag Ever Given into different locations of the country, and place it anywhere you feel appropriate. We’ve already had a blast with it, and hope you will do too…

Put the Ever Given in South Africa – Interactive Map:

Theewaterskloof Dam

Ever Given
It fits perfectly!

Durban harbour

No harbour is safe when Ever Given is nearby…

The Mouth of the Orange River

How to start a diplomatic crisis with Namibia 101: Block the mouth of the Orange River

V&A Waterfront

You could even dump it at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town

And, for old times’ sake… The Suez Canal

Ever Given
The sequel we all deserve


Presh JM Reporter

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