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#4561175 - 03/24/21 02:22 PM Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal  
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The blame is on high winds. High winds common there? Never happen before to other ships. The pilot fell asleep or was driving and texting.

https://apnews.com/article/cargo-ship-blocks-egypt-suez-canal-5957543bb555ab31c14d56ad09f98810

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#4561178 - 03/24/21 02:25 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I recall the ancient Greeks and Romans having this problem all the time with their merchant ships being stuck as well in the Suez Canal.


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#4561186 - 03/24/21 04:37 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I recall the ancient Greeks and Romans having this problem all the time with their merchant ships being stuck as well in the Suez Canal.


Especially their aircraft carriers.



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#4561187 - 03/24/21 04:47 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I wonder if there are any U.S. military ships being held up by this.


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#4561195 - 03/24/21 06:06 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I recall the ancient Greeks and Romans having this problem all the time with their merchant ships being stuck as well in the Suez Canal.



The canal was less wide and less deep and they didn't have sonar.

#4561196 - 03/24/21 06:08 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy


The canal was different than. Less wide and less deep and they didn't have sonar.
True. There was no sonar but the Romans and Greeks could still use towed underwater arrays made of aluminum to reflect any sound waves that were close to the ship.


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#4561197 - 03/24/21 06:15 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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We locked through the Soo locks with several other ships. Our 180 foot buoy tender was the little ship.


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#4561199 - 03/24/21 06:28 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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search aircraft carrier Suez Canal

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#4561297 - 03/25/21 04:51 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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It's still stuck and it may take weeks. Remove the containers on it and make it lighter. Or tie ropes to the end of it and connect the other ends to tug boats and pull backward.

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So...I guess the Suez Canal has a...


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#4561300 - 03/25/21 05:05 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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It won't be a good day, week or few months for whichever company owns that cargo ship.


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#4561301 - 03/25/21 05:06 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
It's still stuck and it may take weeks. Remove the containers on it and make it lighter. Or tie ropes to the end of it and connect the other ends to tug boats and pull backward.


I would send them an e-mail stating that just in case they didn't think of it.


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#4561303 - 03/25/21 05:13 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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The way around Africa is expensive and can take 41 days. But how much is the cost of all those ships waiting for weeks in the traffic jam and not delivering their cargo?

https://www.businessinsider.com/sue...r-round-africa-as-ship-blocks-way-2021-3

#4561326 - 03/25/21 07:43 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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#4561328 - 03/25/21 07:53 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
The way around Africa is expensive and can take 41 days. But how much is the cost of all those ships waiting for weeks in the traffic jam and not delivering their cargo?

I'm certain that all shipping companies have already taken the longer distance and delay into account and made a business decision. They aren't dummies. Those that can re-route economically will already have done so.


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#4561329 - 03/25/21 08:00 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: Crane Hunter]  
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#4561333 - 03/25/21 08:27 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: Chucky]  
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Originally Posted by Chucky
Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
It's still stuck and it may take weeks. Remove the containers on it and make it lighter. Or tie ropes to the end of it and connect the other ends to tug boats and pull backward.


I would send them an e-mail stating that just in case they didn't think of it.


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#4561337 - 03/25/21 09:23 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: Herman]  
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Originally Posted by Herman
Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
The way around Africa is expensive and can take 41 days. But how much is the cost of all those ships waiting for weeks in the traffic jam and not delivering their cargo?

I'm certain that all shipping companies have already taken the longer distance and delay into account and made a business decision. They aren't dummies. Those that can re-route economically will already have done so.


It's really a gamble for them.
How long will the ship be stuck? is the massive big question that nobody has a good answer to.

#4561341 - 03/25/21 10:27 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: Chucky]  
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Originally Posted by Chucky
Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
It's still stuck and it may take weeks. Remove the containers on it and make it lighter. Or tie ropes to the end of it and connect the other ends to tug boats and pull backward.


I would send them an e-mail stating that just in case they didn't think of it.


Excellent! You a good man to help them.

#4561343 - 03/25/21 11:08 PM Re: Massive cargo ship becomes wedged, blocks Egypt’s Suez Canal [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Originally Posted by Chucky
Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
It's still stuck and it may take weeks. Remove the containers on it and make it lighter. Or tie ropes to the end of it and connect the other ends to tug boats and pull backward.


I would send them an e-mail stating that just in case they didn't think of it.


Excellent! You a good man to help them.

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