A 38-foot (11.5 meters) boat that fell out of a trailer blocked traffic on one of the Florida freeways for several hours. According to the New York Times, the police were not able to find the owner of the boat right away.
- A 64-year-old man was towing a boat with his pickup truck, but on one of the overpasses of the Crestview MM56 highway, the trailer on which the boat was attached, for an unspecified reason, began to chatter along the road.
- As a result, the trailer hooked the right side of the fence, the boat fell off the latches and rolled along the highway. After making several coups, he completely blocked the highway. At the same time, the pickup was found abandoned on the side of the road.
- Local emergency services said the road was blocked for three hours, the time it took to get the boat off the highway. Rescuers had to find and fit heavy equipment to the scene of the incident, which would be able to lift and move the boat.
This incident reminded of a more serious situation in the Suez Canal in March. Dry cargo ship Ever Given, owned by the transport company Evergreen, ran aground and blocked traffic on one of the main waterways of the planet. At the moment, the ship has already been set in motion. For this, more than 27 thousand cubic meters of sand were extracted from under it, and 13 tugboats pulled it. The ship ran aground on 23 March.