This happened this morning, and holy cow, this thing is WEDGED.
I was thinking of cracking a joke about how the captain couldn’t be bothered to get directions, but having the Suez blocked is pretty significant.
And, of course, my paranoia is whispering to me (it’s not a clinical paranoia, just my brain being able to conceive of evil scenarios) that this is not a case of sometimes shit happens, it’s a case of someone deliberately blocking the canal and the ship is actually a really HUGE floating bomb and someone is just waiting for the maximum number of emergency personnel and equipment to show up before making things go BOOM. (There’s always a BOOM tomorrow.)
Someone talk me down from the paranoia?
And if anyone has ideas about how this happened in the first place or how they might be able to unwedge the ship, I’m interested.
Oh, yeah, and if my paranoid scenario were true (instead of just my wildly overactive imagination), how big a crater would a bomb that size make, and how long would it take to repair the Suez Canal? Or would they have to dig a new one?