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    Post  JohninMK Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:53 am

    As this no longer looks like a one day or even week wonder herewith its own thread.

    It seems to me the big problem they have is the size of tug they can deploy. The big ocean going tugs that have the required power also create a huge plume of water which, given the depth of the canal, will move large amounts of the sandy bottom, potentially creating an underwater block requiring re-dredging.

    They might even have to use those tugs anyway as waterjets to blast the sand from under the ship.

    We could start to see ships turning round in the Red Sea to go the long way. Real problem for Syria.


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    An image which the depth and profile of the bottom of the Suez Canal where the 'Ever Given' is stuck (wedged across). There is only a narrow channel in the canal that is navigable for 15m draft megaships.

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    All these #EverGiven posts about "just dig out the bow" fail to appreciate quite HOW grounded she is.

    This topographic map from https://myshiptracking.com shows the dredged shipping lane is only the left-hand 2/3 of the channel.

    I suspect the front 1/3 of the ship is aground.


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    Post  JohninMK Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:07 pm

    46 minutes ago. Que at northern end

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    Damage of the ship blocking the Suez Canal to global trade will reach $ 400 million per hour
    $ 10 billion per day

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    The huge container vessel blocking the Suez Canal is likely to affect the shipment of goods to Syria coming from Asia. Syria's location at the crossroads of three continents means that trade with Europe and north Africa, albeit already limited by sanctions, would not be hindered.


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    Oh God, not the experts again. One can offload cargo by truck and transfer it to other coastline. Shocked

    Andrew Evans
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    Some ships already diverting. It adds about 12-14 days to the voyage. So if they expect the blockage to last that long, it makes sense to divert.

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    You see congestions - I see excess demand for commodities! On a daily basis there are on avg. 50-60 ships crossing & last month it was reported new record of 90. so this is going to pile up. I give 2-3 days before carriers will start calculate new course towards Asia F.East/EU twitter.com/mercoglianos/s…

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    Experts say there are virtually no alternatives to the Suez Canal for shipping goods from Asia to Europe. This means the blockage could delay materials for European products. The impact on the US is expected to be less direct. http://apne.ws

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    #Suez Canal was *CLOSED* for 8 Years 1967-1974

    Photo: Floating cranes raise ship in Suez Canal, 1974

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    Post  elconquistador Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:16 pm

    They have already tried the tugboats and it didnt work. One third of this giant is beached. I read that Boskalis and SMIT are now in the picture to get this monster on track again.

    Apparantly there is a 20 million USD loss per minute

    Dredging will take weeks. Unloading the containers will take weeks too. Cutting it up will take months.

    Could be a major benefactor for China's Belt and Road Project though.

    The Egyptians sent Yousuf and Rashid to dug this baby out. Apparantly their ancestors built the pyramids 5000 years ago.

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    Post  JohninMK Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:21 pm

    The only tugs I have seen there are the normal Suez Canal tugs, not the much bigger ocean going salvage tugs. Anyway they now have a deredger on the job.


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    Post  elconquistador Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:29 pm

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    Oh God, not the experts again. One can offload cargo by truck and transfer it to other coastline. Shocked


    I like Twitter because it brings me closer to the source but overall it has been a significant factor in our current idiocracy.

    Good Lord.
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    Post  kvs Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:34 pm

    Looks like the canal itself should have been dredged better based on the linked bathymetry graphic.



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    Post  nomadski Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:22 pm


    One way the Egyptians can float ship quickly without digging 50 feet, maybe to bore holes in sand under ship and pass tubes with holes in them. Then high pressure water pumped will loosen sand and remove it. Ship float again.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:37 pm

    elconquistador wrote:
    @Samir_Madani
    Oh God, not the experts again. One can offload cargo by truck and transfer it to other coastline. Shocked


    I like Twitter because it brings me closer to the source but overall it has been a significant factor in our current idiocracy.

    Good Lord.

    The Twatter idiot doesn't actually realize that it's preventing the travel of countless cargo ships behind it. It doesn't matter if they unload all the cargo, the damn ship is acting like a naval blockade. Yeah, your right it doesn't require intelligence to tweet. lol1 clown
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    Post  JohninMK Fri Mar 26, 2021 5:44 pm

    magnumcromagnon wrote:

    The Twatter idiot doesn't actually realize that it's preventing the travel of countless cargo ships behind it. It doesn't matter if they unload all the cargo, the damn ship is acting like a naval blockade. Yeah, your right it doesn't require intelligence to tweet. lol1 clown

    They also seem to be planning to reverse it out rather than continue forwards, so it has to start the trip again, or go round the Cape as punishment.

    Also

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    The US Navy in the Middle East expects to send an assessment team of dredging experts to the #Suez Canal as soon as Saturday to advise authorities on the ground on options to try to free the stuck tanker Ever Given, according to two defense officials.


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    Post  JohninMK Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:11 pm

    The two routes.

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    Post  JohninMK Sat Mar 27, 2021 1:11 am

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    Ever Given, the vessel stuck in the Suez Canal, was partially refloated, Bloomberg reports, citing Inchcape Shipping Services, a maritime services provider.

    Inchcape said the salvage team refloated Ever Given's "stern/aft" and released the rudder at around 9 pm local time.

    There will be another attempt to refloat the entire vessel once the high tide is observed.


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    Post  ahmedfire Sat Mar 27, 2021 9:05 pm

    Suez Canal chief on maritime status: 321 awaiting vessels; no exact time for refloating EVER GIVEN

    SUEZ, Egypt – 27 March 2021: Suez Canal Chief Lieutenant General Osama Rabei held a press conference Saturday in Port Fouad city, in Port Said governorate, to announced the latest developments on the efforts to refloat the EVER GIVEN vessel that ran aground.

    In his speech, Rabei clarified that the incident did not occur in the new shipping lane of the Suez Canal, but it took place in the southern entrance of the canal.

    He further said that the number of the ships awaiting in the Suez Canal blocked by the vessel has reached 321 vessels, and that the authority is providing them all logistic services they need.

    The EVER GIVEN ship, 400 meters long, 59 meters wide, and it has 18,300 containers onboard with a capacity of 224,000 tons ran aground due to bad weather and sandstorm and wedged diagonally across the canal at 151km of the canal, where vessels pass through from both directions,  since March 23, 2021. Being stranded at this point, the ship resulted in the suspension of the international maritime trade through the canal.

    “No ships stranded in the Suez Canal have changed their courses to other routes,” Rabie said, adding that he rules out any ships would change their courses in the future, explaining that the Suez Canal “is the shortest passage for the maritime navigational traffic one the world.”

    Suez Canal Chief Lieutenant General Osama Rabei further thanked countries including: the UAE, China, Greece and Japan for offering their assistance and support to help refloat the ship.

    “On Friday, there was an indication of success to refloat the ship, but we cannot guarantee when exactly the refloating process complete,” Rabie said.

    He also added that “sand storm could not be the main cause of the incident,” but there will be investigation to know the exact reasons after refloating the ship.

    “In such inidents, we ask the captain to keep and have all documents, videos and audios for the investigations,” he explained, adding that compensation will be considered.

    EVER GIVEN vessel, according to Rabie, has passed through the canal before. Offloading the containers is the third scenario that could be conducted to refloat the ship.


    “We cannot say that we have not been affected when it comes to the revenues because the other vessels already awaiting in the canal,” Rabie said, adding that offloading the containers is the third scenario that could be conducted to refloat the ship.


    A representative of the Dutch company team said that they could not set a specific time to know when exactly for refloating the ship, said Suez Canal Chief Rabea. He also assured that President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is closely following up on the situation of the aground vessel.

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    Post  Hole Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:13 pm

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:25 pm

    Just needed a Russian outboard to pull her free.

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    Post  JohninMK Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:38 pm

    A bit of progress by the sound of it. Hope she has a strong hull for the big pull.

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    Post  magnumcromagnon Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:03 pm

    Traffic jam in the Suez Canal has led to an increase in the transit of goods through Russia

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    Post  Gomig-21 Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:59 pm

    kvs wrote:NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Looks like the canal itself should have been dredged better based on the linked bathymetry graphic.



    NO. There canal is very well draggier but two reasons why you don't dredges close to the small fine sand ifs do most of it falls right back and in and is not supposed to have a captain drinking what,3 bottles of vodka and try to bang as U-turn like the retard? You have a specialized Egyptian captain who accompany t to keep the min the is the middle 0f the buoys especially stay when in the middle of them. OH WAIT, HE WANs'T A Russian but he rqnk dio such viodka he tryied to bang a U turn LMFO Clown,
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    Post  kvs Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:08 pm

    Gomig-21 wrote:
    kvs wrote:NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!  Looks like the canal itself should have been dredged better based on the linked bathymetry graphic.



    NO.  There canal is very well draggier but two reasons why you don't dredges close to the small fine sand ifs do most of it falls right back and in and is not supposed to have a captain drinking what,3 bottles of vodka and try to bang as U-turn like the retard? You have a specialized Egyptian captain who accompany t to keep the min the is the middle 0f the buoys especially stay when in the middle of them. OH WAIT, HE WANs'T A Russian but he rqnk dio such viodka he tryied to bang a U turn LMFO  Clown,

    The bathymetry image posted above shows clear breaches inside the canal which have not been maintained.   These structures create unnecessary
    eddies in the canal that coupled with the high winds likely played a key role in this incident. Your reply is a non sequitur to what I posted.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:06 pm

    What a disgrace! They better invite the Chinese to help them maintain & improve it, or the same things will keep happening again & again.
    The Egyptian railroads could use some help too.
    Pumping its fuel out to barges may be a quicker option than offloading some of its many containers.

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    Post  Maximmmm Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:17 pm

    I agree with you KVS, looks weird that the canal would be so inadequately maintained. Maybe we're missing something?
    Either way it's good advertisement for the northern route and as was stated above, Russian Railways will probably be 100% freight capacity soon, which is always a plus in my book.
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    Post  Tsavo Lion Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:04 am

    Did Egypt’s Military Dictatorship lead to the Suez Canal Ship-Blocking Crisis?

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/ship-blocking-suez-canal-is-partially-freed-11616989503


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    Post  mnztr Mon Mar 29, 2021 6:21 am

    nomadski wrote:
    One way the Egyptians can float ship quickly  without digging 50 feet, maybe to bore holes  in sand under ship and pass tubes with holes in them. Then high pressure water pumped will loosen sand and remove it. Ship float again.

    Can they not just use high pressure hoses and suction pumps to blast the sand at the base of the ship and then pump it into a catchment pond on shore. With several large pumps they could wash that sand away in no time

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    Post  kvs Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:23 am



    They succeeded in freeing the cargo ship.

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    Post  Hole Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:45 pm

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    Post  JohninMK Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:58 pm

    How they actually refloated her. Don't think she is completely free yet.

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