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Ship stuck in Suez Canal spotted in Microsoft Flight Simulator

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Daher Socata TBM 930
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What you need to know

  • A modder added the Ever Given container ship to Microsoft Flight Simulator.
  • The mod replicates the real-world blockage of the Suez Canal.
  • After nearly a week of blocking the canal in real life, the Ever Given has been mostly freed.

A Microsoft Flight Simulator modder has had some fun by adding a ship to the Suez Canal within the game (via GeekWire). In the real world, the Ever Given container ship has made headlines for almost a week by blocking the Suez Canal, a major shipping lane for world commerce. While the ship has been mostly freed in real life, you can block the Suez Canal within Microsoft Flight Simulator.

The developers of Microsoft Flight Simulator do a great job of incorporating real-world content into the game, including castles in World Update 3, but the appearance of the ship in the Suez Canal requires a mod. You can grab the mod online, but you'll also need to have the Global AI Ship Traffic mod installed.

A video of the stuck ship was recently shared on TikTok by "donut_enforcement."

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Bringing in this real-world event makes the game feel more realistic, but you can take that even further by grabbing one of the best pedals for Microsoft Flight Simulator or one of the best yokes for Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.