Suez canal is one of the busiest waterways in the world located in Egypt. However, on March 23, 2021 giant container ship Evergiven lose control after facing a sandstorm and went sideways completely Blocking the waterway that accounts for almost 12% of the world trade. So, what’s happening in the Suez Canal? Well, this blockade has created a traffic jam memes.
While ships are stuck in the Suez Canal, lets look at some memes the incident has inspired.
In 1854 and 1856, Ferdinand de Lesseps obtained a concession from Sa’id Pasha, the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan. The goal was to create a company to construct a canal open to ships of all nations. The company was to operate the canal for 99 years from its opening. De Lesseps had used his friendly relationship with Sa’id, which he had developed while he was a French diplomat in the 1830s.
As stipulated in the concessions, Ferdinand convened the International Commission for the piercing of the isthmus of Suez (Commission Internationale pour le percement de l’isthme des Suez). It consisted 13 experts from seven countries, among them John Robinson McClean, later President of the Institution of Civil Engineers in London, and again Negrelli. Their job was to examine the plans developed by Linant de Bellefonds, and to advise on the feasibility of and the best route for the canal.
After surveys and analyses in Egypt and discussions in Paris on various aspects of the canal, the commission produced an unanimous report in December 1856 containing a detailed description of the canal complete with plans and profiles. The Suez Canal Company (Compagnie universelle du canal maritime de Suez) came into being on 15 December 1858.
The effort to Rescue the ship is not adequate either, as photos of only two worker and an excavator have surfaced online who are trying to rescue the vessel.
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