Egypt's Suez Canal blocked by large container ship

ForceFate

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is it really this easy to block a Major shipping route?

so if a nation that isnt happy with world affairs decides to, they could quite easily strangle the world quite easily.

I mean North Korea, they could sail their 10 ships into the suez canal, run them aground and pretty much choke the world into submitting to their will.

maybe instead of Nukes, countries could do this instead.
There are probably a few western navy ships lurking in the waters nearby.
 

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There are probably a few western navy ships lurking in the waters nearby.
Im sure there are, but what do you do, when your Ruler had decreed that you must use your ship, as a physical blockade?

I mean fill your ship up with Cement about halfway through transiting the canal.
 

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Luckily it didn't happen in SA otherwise that cargo would have been gone already.
dont discount all the people that might show up and loot the ship very quickly if the situation goes on any longer.
 

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Différance is in RSA the moment it got stuck, it would have been looted clean
dont discount the Arabs,
with their unemployment and desperation due to the fall of tourism to the Pyramids,
you might just get your wish.
 

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Im sure there are, but what do you do, when your Ruler had decreed that you must use your ship, as a physical blockade?

I mean fill your ship up with Cement about halfway through transiting the canal.
How?
 

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But on Wednesday morning Dubai-based marine agent GAC said the Ever Give had been “partially refloated”, allowing the canal’s authorities to move it to one side.

“Convoys and traffic are expected to resume as soon as the vessel is towed to another position,” GAC said on its website.

The chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) later told local media that southbound traffic was “on the move”.
 

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easy, carry bags of cement, halfway through the canal, flood the hold, cement becomes harder, and causes your Boat to sink.
easy blockade of a major world artery.

and chances are will take a while to clear this blockade, especially if a few "bad" ships decide to all do it at once.
 

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