Russia Trolls Suez Canal & Offers Alternative

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Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom gave three reasons “to consider Northern Sea Route as a viable alternative to the Suez Canal Route”.

The first reason, Rosatom said on its Twitter account, was that the Arctic passage provides “way more space to draw peculiar pictures using your giant ships”.

Rosatom included a link to a news article that reported that a tracking map showed the giant ship had made the shape of male genitals before becoming stuck.

The second reason is “if you get icebound, we have icebreakers, well to break the ice”.

The third reason is that “you might get stuck in the Suez Canal for days,” the nuclear agency said.

Russia has invested heavily in the development of the Northern Sea Route that allows ships to cut the journey to Asian ports by 15 days compared with the conventional route through the Suez Canal.

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Forsided, 26.03.2021

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