• Ever Given, the cargo ship is as big as four soccer fields
• It was lodged sideways in the Suez Canal when a strong of winds blew it off course, but human-error was not ruled out
The Suez Canal was the focus of the world for a week when the 200,000-tonne cargo ship Ever Given got lodged at the canal blocking off all the other cargo ships from passing by. The scenario was such that this obstruction even sent the oil prices reeling high. However, a week of continuous efforts by the Suez Canal officials finally moved the cargo ship restoring business to normalcy.
However, NASA did not miss out on this opportunity to capture the image of the Suez Canal from its satellites. NASA has revealed that they used “Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite”.
These images were shared by NASA on their Facebook page. The images show ships queuing up to 72 kilometres and then up to 100 km in two days and the blockage continued.