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Re: Oops — a blockage
Just read in the news about a nautical disaster. The Japanese owned MV Ever Given, a 199499 GT container ship fully loaded, was in a convoy traversing the Suez Canal northbound. She seems to have suffered an electrical failure. The ship swung sideways, grounding with her bow on the Sinai shore and he stern aground on the Egyptian shore. She is stuck blocking the entire canal, with both northbound and southbound ships anchored while tugs attempt to free the giant ship. Major OOPS.
Today the story has changed somewhat — the ship is Taiwanese owned not Japanese, and the culprit was a sandstorm!!???