Observations concerning the current blockage of the Suez canal... A French company funded and built the canal. It is located in and belongs to Egypt who provided the pilot guiding the M/V Ever Given at the time of her stranding. Ever Given was built in Japan and is owned by a Japanese company. I believe her main engine is of German manufacture. She is managed by a Taiwanese ship management company and is registered in Panama. Her classification society is Panamanian. Her officers and crew are all Indian nationals. I don't know who insures the hull or cargo, probably Lloyds. The salvage company tasked with freeing her is Dutch. And believe me, folks, ALL of these people are yelling at each other in English!