Traffic jams are nothing unusual on the roads - but they're pretty unlikely in the water.
- Egypt's Suez Canal is currently dealing with a bottleneck due to a stranded cargo ship that got blown sideways during a dust storm, blocking the waterway. It's like the equivalent of a tractor trailer flipping over and blocking the roadway.
- Attempts to dislodge the ship have been unsuccessful so far. Meanwhile, tanker ships lined up outside the canal for more than 24 hours before being diverted to an alternate channel - which takes an extra 7 days to navigate.
- The Suez Canal typically passes about 50 ships per day and accounts for 12 percent of world trade.
- Ever travel through a canal?
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