Ever Given: Cargo ship that blocked Suez Canal arrives in Felixstowe
August 4, 2021 12:49 AM   Subscribe

 
The beach at Felixstowe was lined with deckchairs and ship-spotters as the Ever Given approached.
posted by ellieBOA at 12:50 AM on August 4 [3 favorites]


I can't even imagine the smell from those fruit containers!
posted by Harald74 at 1:02 AM on August 4 [1 favorite]


There may just be time to set up a TV games show where contestants blind-bid on containers on the basis of only being able to sniff at the doors.
posted by rongorongo at 1:30 AM on August 4 [12 favorites]


Having spent the pandemic watching a lot of canal-boating on Youtube (Foxes Afloat, Cruising the Cut) I think this post needs a gongoozler tag even though the ship isn't technically in a canal at the moment.
posted by RonButNotStupid at 4:25 AM on August 4 [9 favorites]


done!
posted by ellieBOA at 4:46 AM on August 4 [2 favorites]


even though the ship isn't technically in a canal at the moment

In some ways, it will always be in the canal.
posted by GenjiandProust at 6:05 AM on August 4 [16 favorites]


I can't even imagine the smell from those fruit containers!

Next up on the "Frugal Scroungers DIY Home Show"*, how to find great deals on discounted shipping containers and plenty of DIY indoor furniture built from pressure/heat-treated pallet wood... No longer will you have to buy overpriced goop candles to hide the smell of your despair... (don't mind the smell of rat-shit from either the fumigated containers, or the pallets themselves)

*(perfect for dystopian home ownership, in todays "rentier" market - except... try to find zoning allowances for your tiny container home...)
posted by rozcakj at 6:23 AM on August 4 [4 favorites]


What are we going to do with it? Block the Channel, and then blame the EU?
posted by Cardinal Fang at 7:53 AM on August 4 [7 favorites]


In some ways, it will always be in the canal.

If only in the canals of our hearts...
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:50 AM on August 4 [4 favorites]


it never fails to amuse me that the BBC cultivates such a stodgy image but their volume controls go to eleven.
posted by los pantalones del muerte at 4:30 PM on August 4


That movie is 37 years old and the line is delivered by the 5th Baron Haden-Guest pretending to be a cockney. It's about as BBC as it gets.
posted by grahamparks at 4:15 AM on August 5


Is anyone else insanely curious about what’s in the containers? I want short stories about all the various things that unwittingly went on this months long adventure. Bring on the Heroes Journeys of Random Objects!
posted by iamkimiam at 11:53 PM on August 5 [2 favorites]


"... and I said to the grandchildren 'We will bring you down to see it when it hits Felixstowe'"

... unfortunate verb.
posted by southof40 at 5:26 AM on August 6 [1 favorite]


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