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20 Containers Packed With Sex Toys Caught in Suez Canal Traffic Jam, Media Says

© REUTERS / HANDOUTStranded ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground in the Suez Canal, Egypt, 28 March 2021.
Stranded ship Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen after it ran aground in the Suez Canal, Egypt, 28 March 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 28.03.2021
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The flow of traffic through the Suez Canal became effectively halted on 23 March when Ever Given, a 400-meter-long container ship, ran aground and blocked the waterway.

The nautical traffic jam in the Suez Canal, caused by container ship Ever Given, has resulted in delays for a large number of cargo vessels, including one carrying a sizeable shipment of sex toys bound for the Netherlands.

According to the Daily Star, said shipment consists of some 20 containers packed with "dildos, vibrators and male masturbators", intended for customers of a company called EDC Retail that have already complained about their projected losses, caused by an inability to replenish the stock.

"There are more than 20 containers full of well-running items, such as vibrators, dildos and male masturbators," Evertine Magerman, CEO of EDC Retail, said as quoted by the newspaper. "A lot of these products were sold for Christmas and Valentine's Day, for example. There is now an extra lot on the way to restore stocks. But that is not possible now."
The 400-meter, 224,000-tonne Ever Given container ship, leased by Taiwan's Evergreen Marine Corp, blocks Egypt's Suez Canal in a BlackSky satellite image taken at 15:30 local time, 25 March 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 27.03.2021
Video: Moment of Ever Given Cargo Ship Crashing Into Bank of Suez Canal Captured on Satellite Feed

Magerman also remarked how "annoying" it is that "such a hitch will continue for a long time before the rhythm in the transport chain is restored".

Ever Given, which is 400 meters long, blocked the Suez Canal after running aground on Tuesday 23 March, stopping over 320 ships in their tracks at each end of the route.

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