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Ever Given blockage at Suez

I've been following this for a few days now, but I wonder if we'll ever know the truth of what happened.

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"The 400m-long (1,312ft) ship Ever Given, operated by Taiwanese transport company Evergreen Marine, is one of the world's largest biggest container vessels."
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All partially fixed now. Maybe?

"Efforts to shift the behemoth, which weighs the same as 22,988,822 adult badgers, had been hindered by wind conditions as Suez Canal tugs sought to remove its snout from the banks of the canal. The ship is 400 metres long, "the length of four football pitches," according to the BBC."

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How are we supposed to know what an adult Badger weights? It's like saying it's a high as 14 double decker busses. Daft comparisons.
Might end up like this.

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How did badges COME INTO IT?
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How did badges COME INTO IT?
They didn't - ffs it was 'BADGERS' - you really should sett up your snellchech .....

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I've been following this for a few days now, but I wonder if we'll ever know the truth of what happened.

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Well 30mph wind would not shift that mass much and only need a slight steering correction. As for the sandstorm reducing visibility, they have short-range radar to even see the dock past all those containers, so I am sure they could see the banks of the Suez on that.

Those excuses - 'Tell it to the marines', but not a LLoyd's Surveyor.

When everybody has had their say I may recount later the excuses our Aircraft Insurance Surveyors heard, even from accident investigators, but our lads were long enough in the tooth to just laugh.

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How are we supposed to know what an adult Badger weights? It's like saying it's a high as 14 double decker busses. Daft comparisons.
Might end up like this.

Ray.
I never could work out the situation in that photo, because although some containers had fallen to starboard from the port side at the stern, their weight and position only seem to be displacing others on the starboard side which had presumably already been lost overboard. The containers for'ard of the 'castle' see be be stable.

Anyone know why she was listing so much?

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I read something too a day or so ago about a chap who was writing a book about large vessels travelling the worlds oceans, he said that it's all done with minimal crew to keep costs down, and that all the bigger vessels had pilot crew quarters but that the pilot would go and sleep in there, and let his second do all the work and only come to get him if there was a problem, I wonder if this is the case here, we'll never know I suspect.
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I see they havenít asked the Brits or French to help out. ;- )

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