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Old 24th Mar 2021, 09:02
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The EVER GIVEN hasn't had a good run in its short life.

It mangled a ferry in the Elbe River in 2019

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Old 24th Mar 2021, 09:04
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Loss of power, including steering, according to an expert on the BBC WS.

Apparently large ships tend to swing to the right (sorry, starboard) when that happens.

They are looking at offloading fuel and, if necessary, containers to refloat it. That sounds like fun.
That's a little bit more effort than finding a pair of jumper cables! Not a good day for that skipper.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 09:10
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The current blockage is going to put quite a big spanner in the flow of cargo, which is extremely high as it is.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 09:21
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For those of us who grew up listening to "The Navy Lark" on the wireless, it is evident that Leslie Phillips has transferred to the Merchant Navy. Not enough "Left hand down a bit"
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 09:51
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Originally Posted by tartare View Post
Only in the Northern hemisphere...
Yes, apparently it's to do with the propeller(s).

As they obviously rotate the opposite way in the Southern Hemisphere, then the swing would be in the other way.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 09:57
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Somewhat ironic that "Ever Green" has now cost the planet an enormous amount of pollution with all those oil-guzzlers floating about doing nothnig.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 10:10
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Originally Posted by tartare View Post

Not as quick as airport's workers covering Airlines names after a whoopsie.

Nice publicity
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 10:21
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Reminds me of HMS Vanguard blocking the entrance to Portsmouth Harbour when they tried to tow her off for scrapping...
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 11:07
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Originally Posted by ehwatezedoing View Post
Not as quick as airport's workers covering Airlines names after a whoopsie.

Nice publicity
That photo is from a Maersk vessel. Out on the net there are pictures of two Maersk site container ships with almost identical bow damage after ramming the quayside in Los Angeles in the same way.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 12:08
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Looks like we need a slightly differently named thread to complement the one entitled Use Of Rudder In Large Transport Category Airplanes. That said, and at the risk of being accused of hypocrisy, it's also encouraging to see that the PPRuNe instant Board of Inquiry has yet to gather speed....

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Old 24th Mar 2021, 12:26
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Originally Posted by SOPS View Post
I wonder why they swing to the right?
Presumably the single screw (that's "propeller" to most people) rotates clockwise viewed from behind. The bottom of the prop exerts more lateral force than the top (known as "prop walk"), pushing the stern to starboard, so the ship tries to steer slightly to port. This in turn is corrected with some combination of prop shaft/hull asymmetry and rudder in order to steer a straight course. When the prop stops pushing the stern to starboard, the ship initially veers to starboard.

Originally Posted by visibility3miles View Post
How did it get crosswise to the canal in the first place?



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Old 24th Mar 2021, 12:33
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Originally Posted by nonsense View Post
Presumably the single screw (that's "propeller" to most people) rotates clockwise viewed from behind. The bottom of the prop exerts more lateral force than the top (known as "prop walk"), pushing the stern to starboard, so the ship tries to steer slightly to port. This in turn is corrected with some combination of prop shaft/hull asymmetry and rudder in order to steer a straight course. When the prop stops pushing the stern to starboard, the ship initially veers to starboard.





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Old 24th Mar 2021, 12:35
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 12:56
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Don`t they have a man with a lead weight on the front pointy bit calling the depth,or maybe just "swinging the lead,me hearties"...?
That JCB on the shore under the bow will have fun diggin a trench....
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 13:09
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Here she be:

https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...630138/zoom:15
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 14:21
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Originally Posted by Ascend Charlie View Post
Umm... if you look at the last picture, you will see "EVER GIVEN" as the name on the bows, and the owners are EVERGREEN painted on the side.
Isn't "EVER GIVEN" the name on the stern?
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 14:43
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I suppose it was bound to happen sometime in the Suez or Panama Canals. Amazing that it was one of the largest 400metre x 60metre beasts that it happened to. It's been there for enough time to have caused serious disruption to the clockwork schedules of the container shippers, especially the transfer of containers off to feeder ships at their scheduled stops. All greta when it works, nightmare when it doesn't, the insurers must be sweating bullets!

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Old 24th Mar 2021, 14:49
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https://www.vesselfinder.com/ is handy. Yes it's Ever Given.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 15:07
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I suppose it was bound to happen sometime in the Suez or Panama Canals.
Ignoring the many years it was shut during the Arab-Israeli wars, it was closed for 3 days in 2004 and again for a few hours each time in 2016 and 2017. Which is why they have a fleet of tugs on standby...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2004-11-...r-freed/582532

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Old 24th Mar 2021, 15:25
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Originally Posted by Mr Optimistic View Post
https://www.vesselfinder.com/ is handy. Yes it's Ever Given.
I heard they are rushing to paint it over to "Everstuck"
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