Suez Canal Ship

A ship stuck in the Suez Canal, the Ever Given, became the subject of memes and misinformation. Snopes fact checks the claims.

Aerial view of Evergreen Ever Given ship stuck in Suez Canal
Did US Navy SEALs Rescue Trafficked Children from Ever Given Ship?
  • 3 April 2021
A website with a history of publishing dubious content advanced a conspiracy theory about the...
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This satellite photo from Planet Labs Inc. shows the Ever Given cargo ship stuck in Egypt's Suez Canal Monday, March 29, 2021. Engineers on Monday "partially refloated" the colossal container ship that continues to block traffic through the Suez Canal, authorities said, without providing further details about when the vessel would be set free. (Planet Labs Inc. via AP)
Canal Service Provider Says Container Ship in Suez Set Free
  • 29 March 2021
The obstruction has created a massive traffic jam in the vital passage, holding up $9...
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Road, Car, Transportation
Did a Truck Carrying an ‘Evergreen’ Container Block a Chinese Highway?
  • 28 March 2021
The visual parallels to the blocked Suez Canal were not lost on social media.
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Do Maps Show Increased Shipping Traffic Around Cape of Good Hope Due to Suez Blockage?
  • 28 March 2021
While major shipping companies have diverted some traffic around the southern tip of Africa, screenshots...
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This satellite image from Maxar Technologies shows the cargo ship MV Ever Given stuck in the Suez Canal near Suez, Egypt, Friday, March 26, 2021. A maritime traffic jam grew to more than 200 vessels Friday outside the Suez Canal and some vessels began changing course as dredgers worked frantically to free a giant container ship that is stuck sideways in the waterway and disrupting global shipping. (©Maxar Technologies via AP)
New Attempts Planned To Free Huge Vessel Stuck in Suez Canal
  • 27 March 2021
A giant container ship remained stuck sideways in Egypt’s Suez Canal for a fifth day,...
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Conspiracy Theorists Try to Connect Ever Given Ship, Hillary Clinton, and Child Trafficking
  • 26 March 2021
Not all dots connect.
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Ship, Transportation, Vehicle
No, Marwa Elselehdar Is Not Captain of Stuck Suez Canal Ship
  • 26 March 2021
Internet trolls put a fake headline on a real story about Elselehdar's accomplishments.
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Boat, Vehicle, Transportation
Did a Boat Block Traffic on a Florida Highway?
  • 26 March 2021
The revenge of the boats has begun!
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Landscape, Nature, Outdoors
Did Cargo Ship ‘Draw’ a Penis Before Getting Stuck in Suez Canal?
  • 24 March 2021
Some may classify getting stuck in the Suez Canal as a dick move.
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