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Why the Suez Canal debacle pretty much sums up 2021

On Tuesday, the Ever Given ship became lodged in the Suez Canal, which caused a large-scale traffic jam on the waterway, almost clogging the passageway's entire area.

A handout picture released by the Suez Canal Authority on March 25, 2021 shows Egyptian tug boats trying to free Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given (Evergreen), a 400-metre- (1,300-foot-)long and 59-metre wide vessel, lodged sideways and impeding all traffic across the waterway of Egypt's Suez Canal. - Egypt's Suez Canal Authority said it was "temporarily suspending navigation" until refloating of the MV Ever Given ship was completed on one of the busiest maritime trade routes.

Photo by Suez Canal Authority/Handout/AFP via Getty Images

A lot is happening at the Suez Canal in Egypt. It is one of the world's largest and busiest waterways currently blocked due to a massive 224,000-ton container ship called the Ever Given.

What a name.

On Tuesday, the ship became lodged in the canal, which caused a large-scale traffic jam on the waterway, almost clogging the passageway's entire area.

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