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Suez Canal Blocked on: March 24, 2021, 08:27:09 am
Suez has been blocked for over 24hrs now. But some of the online commentary is funny. Ship is operated by a Chinese company, so apparently this is just the latest step by China for world domination! #TinfoilHats

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56505413?xtor=AL-72-%5Bpartner%5D-%5Bbbc.news.twitter%5D-%5Bheadline%5D-%5Bnews%5D-%5Bbizdev%5D-%5Bisapi%5D&at_custom4=DE4144D6-8C2D-11EB-B9C4-5FC94744363C&at_custom2=twitter&at_custom3=%40BBCWorld&at_medium=custom7&at_custom1=%5Bpost+type%5D&at_campaign=64



Re: Suez Canal Blocked Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 10:53:35 am
How do you refloat a ship somewhere like that? The article talks about tides, but, it's a canal (and doesn't look like they can raise the water level a lot). I assume the only option is to lighten her (take-off boxes)?

In other new, I personally feel a lot better about the first time I failed my driving test for not doing a good job of the 3 point turn. Least I didn't hold up world trade like.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2021, 10:57:11 am by admin »



Re: Suez Canal Blocked Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 11:31:20 am
How do you refloat a ship somewhere like that? The article talks about tides, but, it's a canal (and doesn't look like they can raise the water level a lot). I assume the only option is to lighten her (take-off boxes)?

In other new, I personally feel a lot better about the first time I failed my driving test for not doing a good job of the 3 point turn. Least I didn't hold up world trade like.

She is dug right into the bank. I'd say it will take a while to get moving again.

Seems to be mixed reports what actually happened. Some say the wind, others say engine failure.



Re: Suez Canal Blocked Reply #3 on: March 26, 2021, 07:25:48 pm
Smit Salvage have been called in today.



Re: Suez Canal Blocked Reply #4 on: March 27, 2021, 11:44:16 am
Article in todays Examiner about the Cork version  ;D

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-40252199.html




Re: Suez Canal Blocked Reply #5 on: March 29, 2021, 11:19:26 am
Looks like they managed to move her stern, sounds like they might get her fully back into the canal later today.



Re: Suez Canal Blocked Reply #6 on: March 29, 2021, 04:03:17 pm
finally free!