14 cargo ships were stranded…

14 cargo ships were stranded in the Suez Canal for 8 years, whose crews all decided to form a micronation. One ship served as a hospital; another, a movie theater. On Sundays, the German Nordwind hosted “church” services. “We call it church,” Captain Paul Wall told the Los Angeles Times in 1969. “But actually it is more of a beer party.” (The Germans received free beer from breweries back home.)



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