Mega cargo ship drew giant penis in Red Sea before lodging itself in Suez Canal

THE 200,000 ton ship stuck in the Suez Canal took quite the racy route across the Red Sea – drawing a giant penis before it got lodged.

The Ever Given – which is longer than the Eiffel Tower – has dramatically blocked traffic down the critical canal for two days after it was blown off course by a "gust of wind".

But it seems the container ship favoured a phallic passage on it's journey through the historical waterway – as tracking data shows the 1300ft long and 194ft-wide ship traced a giant penis.

The comical course has managed to put a smile on some faces, amid worries the blockage could trigger a "catastrophic" meltdown in world trade and a serious spike in oil prices.

But a spokesperson for the maritime tracking site, which shared the X-rated itinerary, said the data was no joke.

They told Vice, "There is no room for some kind of conspiracies or false data."

The historical hold-up has saw at least 100 ships attempting to enter the narrow shipping channel left stuck, along with their cargo.

Millions of barrels of oil are on board some ships in the traffic jam, seeing the international benchmark Brent crude jump by nearly 2.9 per cent to $62.52.

It is a pivotal path for global trade, with around 12% of international commerce, 8% of liquefied natural gas, and approximately one million barrels of oil coursing through each day.

The MV Ever Given spun sideways, just 3.7 miles away from the canal's southern mouth, on its way to the Mediterranean.

The Taiwanese operators said it "accidentally ran aground" at around 7:40am on Tuesday.

It has blocked two lanes in both directions, forcing Egypt to reopen the Suez's older channel to divert some traffic.

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, who manage the ship that was built in 2018, said its "immediate priorities are to safely re-float the vessel and for marine traffic in the Suez Canal to safely resume".

They confirmed all crew are "safe and accounted for" and there has been "no reports of injuries or pollution" – but experts have warned the seamen to settle in, as the movement process could take several days.

It involves a huge land and sea recovery mission, including eight tug boatstirelessly working to refloat the ship and a gang of diggers on the ground trying to release it from the canal bank.

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