A happy ending seems to be in sight for the hundreds of ships blocked by the massive container ship in the Suez Canal – including one that, according to a report, is carrying a load of sex toys.
Engineers have “partially restored” the gigantic Ever Given, which was trapped in the vital global waterway for nearly a week, causing ship congestion that has resulted in commercial losses of nearly $ 10 billion a day.
As the Leviathan Liberation Operation reaches a climax, a ship with about 20 containers of dildos, vibrators and male masturbators could finally continue its voyage and put the adult toys in the eager hands of frustrated customers, the UK Metro reported.
EDC Retail – a Dutch company that runs the largest online sex toy store in the Netherlands and Belgium – is forecasting a loss of millions as it failed to replenish its stocks after large sales during the coronavirus lockdown and Valentine’s Day.
The Ever Given after it was partly made afloat again in the Suez Canal.ABOUT REUTERS
Company honchos considered rerouting the ship around Africa, but that would have taken an additional five to seven days to reach its destination.
“There are more than 20 containers with well-running items such as vibrators, dildos and male masturbators,” CEO Evertine Magerman told Dutch news website RTV Noord.
“For example, many of these products were sold for Christmas and Valentine’s Day. There is now an extra amount on the way to restore inventory, but that is not possible now, ”said Magerman.
“It is annoying that such a tow bar stops long before the rhythm is restored to the transport chain,” she added.
Satellite data from MarineTraffic.com showed that the tuberous arch of Ever Giben was partially torn from the bank – although it got stuck at the edge of the canal.
A ship with around 20 containers of dildos, vibrators, and male masturbators can finally continue its voyage, bringing the adult toys into the eager hands of frustrated customers.Alamy Stock Photo
The stern of the ship has turned and is now in the middle of the waterway, as the tracking data showed.
Although the development represented the ship’s most significant movement since its blockade last week, the rescue team warned to be careful as the obstacles persisted.
“Don’t cheer too soon,” said Peter Berdowski, CEO of Boskalis, the salvage company contracted to extract the Ever Given, to the Dutch NPO Radio 1.
With postal wires