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Container Ship Meets with an Accident, Clogging the Suez Canal

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They really got stuck in the mud...


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They really got stuck in the mud...


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So... should we expect another round of price increases because the stupid big ship can't get out of the way, thus blocking delivery of, well, everything that goes through there?
 
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They really got stuck in the mud...


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That's ok all they need to do is throw the anchor into the middle of the channel and crank their way off the mud.
 
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That's ok all they need to do is throw the anchor into the middle of the channel and crank their way off the mud.
I know you said that as a joke, but imagine if they actually did it that way :roll:
 
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I know you said that as a joke, but imagine if they actually did it that way :roll:
No joke. real experience however with a much smaller Brigantine ship. :toast:
 
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If the tug boats can't move them, why not tie a line to the nearest cargo vessel and use their vast H.P. to tow the aft into the middle of the channel?
 

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If the tug boats can't move them, why not tie a line to the nearest cargo vessel and use their vast H.P. to tow the aft into the middle of the channel?
Tie a line... to what? Can you imagine how much pressure that would put on the anchor point?
 
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When my Suez Canal gets clogged i'll take an Ex-lax.
 
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They should unload their cargo somehow, and then maybe it will start float again out of that mud.... just guessing
 
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Fwiw, I love how people like to think they have a better solution than all the canal operators and affected shipping companies put together. On a computer related forum, no less :rockout:
 
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Fwiw, I love how people like to think they have a better solution than all the canal operators and affected shipping companies put together. On a computer related forum, no less :rockout:
Well, we all have supercomputers doing the math and the science in the background lol
 
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Well, we all have supercomputers doing the math and the science in the background lol
We have a new Folding home objective guys...
 
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Just in case anyone needs a to-scale image of what they're dealing with.


I think everyone knows that the excavator wasn't going to do jack diddly, but they brought it anyway. Today, there's a dredging ship that's digging for reals.

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A specialised suction dredger, which can shift 2,000 cubic metres (70,000 cubic feet) of material every hour, arrived on site on Thursday, it added.
 
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Fwiw, I love how people like to think they have a better solution than all the canal operators and affected shipping companies put together. On a computer related forum, no less :rockout:
Sometimes it takes an outsider to put a new perspective on things.
 
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Meh, make the canal wider and then it can't be blocked by one ship.

"The Egyptian government launched construction in 2014 to expand and widen the Ballah Bypass for 35 km (22 mi) to speed up the canal's transit-time. The expansion intended to nearly double the capacity of the Suez Canal, from 49 to 97 ships per day.[9] At a cost of 59.4 billion Egyptian pounds (US$9bn)"

This is a man made problem. If you want a ship of that size to go through, they should have considered accidents like this to happen. At this point, they will need quite a few tug boats to try and straighten the ship and tug it away if the engine is not working.

Had nothing to do with engines .... wind blew the ship sideways.

Will affect European markets more than US. As far as impact on US .... it shouldn't be great. For example.... deliveries to west coast don't have to use the Canal.

Malaysia => Miami, Florida = 51 days
Malaysia => Atlanta, Georgia 30-40 days
Malaysia => Boston Mass 30-36 days

Long beach, California, 30 - 35 days depending on Port of Origin
Malaysia => Oakland, California = 21 days
 
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Had nothing to do with engines .... wind blew the ship sideways.

I'm willing to bet on human error. Thousands (millions?) of other ships navigated that canal without running into the side and getting stuck.

I'm sure that wind conditions can make things harder for the boat, but that region is known for its high winds and sandstorms. Thousands (millions?) of other ships have had to brave the canal under those conditions.
 
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Sometimes it takes an outsider to put a new perspective on things.
And more often they don't know squat... just sayin'
 
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