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author: Adrian Werner

Ship Stuck In Suez Canal Recreated in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Thanks to mods we can now realistically recreate the blockade of the Suez Canal in Microsoft Flight Simulator. It is even possible to simulate the traffic jam caused by the incident.

For several days now, the world has been living with the blockage of the Suez Canal due to the stranding of the container ship Ever Given. In response, Microsoft Flight Simulator fans rolled up their sleeves and quickly created mods that enable us to recreate this situation in the game.

Those wishing to fly over the blockaded Suez Canal can choose one of two mods. The first is Ever Given Landmark , Canal de Suez. This is the simpler of the two projects, as it only recreates the unlucky container ship.

The second mod is Ever Given - Suez Traffic Jam, which in addition to the ship also adds excavators, a tugboat, and cars of officials, as well as an incident-induced traffic jam involving a large group of ships waiting for the blockade to end.

The second of the mods is more impressive, but requires more work as it needs to be combined with two other modifications. This is because the project was developed as an add-on to the popular Global AI Ship Traffic MSFS , which faithfully reproduces the movement of watercraft in the world, so that Ever Given - Suez Traffic Jam can realistically simulate the blockade. For this we also need to install Dave's Crooked Library, which contains the required excavator model.

One of our editors installed Ever Given - Suez Traffic Jam, Global AI Ship Traffic MSFS, and Dave's Crooked Library and took some screenshots, which we present below. Finally, it is worth mentioning that in the real world, after days of effort, the ship was partially refloated.

  1. Ever Given Landmark , Canal de Suez mod download page
  2. Ever Given - Suez Traffic Jam mod download page
  3. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 - official website
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