Monday, March 29, 2021

Evergreen Anti-Shipping

A new interactive map shows how the Evergreen shipping company could effectively bring international marine traffic to a halt with just a few carefully positioned container ships.

Ever Given Every Where allows you to superimpose an image of the Ever Given container ship at any location on the Earth on top of a satellite map. As you can see in the screenshots on this page with just a few ships you could block access to the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea & the Panama Canal and block the gap between the USA and Russia across the Bering Strait.

The Strait of Gibraltar is around 8 miles wide so some of these well positioned container ships would have to be very large indeed to block these shipping lanes in real life. Luckily for those who wish to use the 'Ever Given Every Where' map to virtually bring the world's shipping trade to a halt you can make the aerial image of the Ever Given ship as small or as large as you want. So if you need to block the 8 mile wide entrance to the Mediterranean Sea you can just enlarge your ship on the map. 

If you want to see an imaginative solutios to freeing the Ever Given from the Suez Canal then you should have a look at Pratik Yadev's 'Unstuck Ever Given'. Pratik's Unstuck Ever Given 3D animated map shows how two Space X rockets could easily lift a 220,000 ton container ship out of a tight space. In fact the only shocking part of Pratik's plan is that Elon Musk hasn't already suggested it.

If you have a desire to know if the Ever Given has been freed yet then you can always refer to the very useful 'Is the Ship Still Stuck' interactive map. Is the Ship Still Stuck carries a simple 'Yes' or 'No' message, informing you as to whether the Ever Given is stuck in the Suez Canal. It also uses an interactive map from Vessel Finder, which shows the near real-time location of the Ever Green, so that you can see for yourself if the ship is still stuck in the canal, with a current speed of 0 km.

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