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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 23:25
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Suez canal blocked

Crikey!
Scroll down for the picture.
https://gcaptain.com/grounded-mega-s...th-directions/
Ships backed up into the Med and the Red Sea.
Imagine the honking!





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Old 23rd Mar 2021, 23:47
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Unbelievable and worth a look!
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 00:14
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Oops. (The article is convinced the ship's name is 'Ever Given'.)
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 00:36
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Oops. (The article is convinced the ship's name is 'Ever Given'.)
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.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 01:14
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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.
Oops x2
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 01:22
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Strewth - imagine the conversation on the bridge as she started to drift right of centreline.
"Left rudder Hoskins, left rudder....!!!"
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 02:06
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What kind of tide fall can you expect in the canal?

and where the hell is Ancient Mariner when you need him ?
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 02:18
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Suez tides.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 03:08
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How did it get crosswise to the canal in the first place?
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 06:52
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Originally Posted by visibility3miles View Post
How did it get crosswise to the canal in the first place?
I assume that if the bows ground when underway the vast momentum of the ship has to go somewhere. If the path of least resistance is to swing the boat around rather than driving the bows further into the mud, that is what will happen.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 06:55
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Originally Posted by lomapaseo View Post
What kind of tide fall can you expect in the canal?

and where the hell is Ancient Mariner when you need him ?
He's high and dry and having a laugh. Pay peanuts, etc.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 07:56
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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.
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 08:05
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I wonder why they swing to the right?
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 08:09
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I wonder why they swing to the right?
Only in the Northern hemisphere...
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 08:15
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Well, I won't complain about getting stuck in a jam on the M11 again...

(M25 I will, and I don't use the M1 south of the M18!)

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I wonder why they swing to the right?
They are floating voters...
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 08:27
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Myself and a group of school friends did this on a smaller scale on the Midlands canals in a rented houseboat back in the day.
The CAMRA Real Ale Guide to the waterways did not explain how to get out of the situation...........
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 08:35
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Thai Pom, had you been sampling Marston's Even Keel?
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Old 24th Mar 2021, 08:37
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Originally Posted by tartare View Post
Only in the Northern hemisphere...
I wish I had a like button.
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Treadigraph, There was definitely some Marston's involved !!!
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