Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after sailing through Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt August 20, 2021.
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  • The Ever Given has successfully traversed through the Suez Canal 4 months after it beached itself.
  • It's great news for global shipping, but ruined an opportunity for collective joy on the internet.
  • The massive container ship is destined for Singapore, according to Lloyd's List.
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In a tale of redemption, the massive Ever Given container ship that once beached itself in the Suez Canal has successfully navigated the passageway four months later.

The ship is currently headed to Singapore for repairs, according to Lloyd's List container shipping editor James Baker. The vessel's feat is fantastic news for the global shipping industry - the Ever Given cost the global economy an estimated R6 billion per hour when it blocked the Suez Canal - but is awful news for the corners of the internet hoping for a redux.

Doom and gloom stories have permeated the news cycle in recent months. Some saw the Ever Given's second voyage through the canal as a beacon of hope to bring back the lighter news cycles of yesteryear (well, March).

Some online recognised a bit of themselves in the Ever Given and wished the ship its best. I suppose we're all shipping vessels if you really think about it.

But alas, there were no strange, unexpected gusts of winds or routing accidents to be had, and the ship has made it through to the Suez Gulf where it can continue on its way. And much like the Ever Given's voyage to get repaired, perhaps the internet can find solace and personal growth through a different blunder.

But oh, what could have been.


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