Unless you have been living under a rock, you must have come across the news of a ship, called Ever Given, being stuck at the Suez Canal leading to blocking of the global trade route.
Now, the route has been reopened and internet search giant Google is celebrating this with a new easter egg.
If you search for terms like “Suez Canal” or “Ever Given” on Google, you will be able to see an animation of ship emojis sailing by underneath the Google Search bar.
The animation appears to be live only on desktop as of now as mobile or web versions of Google are not displaying it yet.
For those who don’t know the details about the incident, the Ever Given ship had become jammed diagonally across a southern section of the Suez Canal, the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia, in high winds early on March 23.
About 15% of world shipping traffic transits the Suez Canal, which is an important source of foreign currency revenue for Egypt. The stoppage was costing the canal $14-15 million a day.
After the 400-metre-long (430-yard) Ever Given was dislodged, 113 ships were expected to transit the canal in both directions by morning, Suez Canal Authority (SCA) chairman Osama Rabie had said.
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