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The storage ship blocking the Suez Canal is now said to be causing sexual frustrations as it delays a huge shipment of sex toys from reaching the Netherlands.
The Ever Given has caused a tailback of more than 100 boats after breaking down and running ashore.
The Suez Canal, which is 120 miles long, is one of the world's most important shipping lanes, but has been gridlocked for days.
Among the cargo ships waiting to get through is a shipment of 20 containers packed with "dildos, vibrators and male masturbators" that is intended for customers of EDC Retail.
The Dutch company, which is behind one of the biggest online sex toy shops in the Netherlands and Belgium, has said it's "annoying" that its products are being blocked, predicting that it's currently losing millions by being unable to replenish stocks.
The company is said to be in need of a restock after the successful sales of Christmas and Valentine's Day but it's "not possible" because of the blockade.
CEO of EDC Retail, Evertine Magerman, told Dutch news outlet RTV Noord: "There are more than 20 containers full of well-running items, such as vibrators, dildos and male masturbators.
"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.
"It is annoying that such a hitch will continue for a long time before the rhythm in the transport chain is restored."
The ship was heading to the Netherlands, with an ETA of March 31.
The canal has been gridlocked since a 200,000-tonne ship, Ever Given ship got stuck earlier this week.
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Ever Given, which is owned by a Taiwanese company but registered in Panama, drifted across the entire width of the canal while heading north.
According to reports, it's believed a gust of wind caused the ship to suddenly turn sideways almost four miles north of the southern mouth of the canal.
According to Sky News, the ship budged slightly but is still stuck, causing fuel shortages to those waiting to pass.
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