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Stuck in the Suez Canal for 8 Years – The Yellow Fleet (wikipedia.org)
57 points by nickt 7 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments



The podcast 99 Percent Invisible did a great episode [0] on this, particularly about how all the crews (who hailed from 8 different nations) banded together to form a unique community over the multiple years (!) it took before the situation was finally resolved. It's an incredible story.

0: https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/great-bitter-lake-ass...


Funny timing! There's a new ship stuck there right now:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/suez-canal-blocked-ship-stuck-m...

Hopefully not for 8 years though.




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