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 Post subject: Re: Suez Canal blocked
Unread postPosted: March 27, 2021, 6:39 am 
In the photos I've seen, the bulbous bow looks totally buried in the bank. And it almost seems counterintuitive to be working on the bow to free her up when it wedged in first. Eh, I'm just playing armchair transportation manger over here. I can't even imagine what it would take to get a big enough crane in there to lighter her. Could take weeks.. I believe it.


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Unread postPosted: March 27, 2021, 12:25 am 
The Suez blockage now has a dedicated website:

http://istheshipstillstuck.com/


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Unread postPosted: March 26, 2021, 10:54 am 
Is the Ever Given ever given 'em trouble in the Suez.


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Unread postPosted: March 26, 2021, 10:34 am 

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That's a whole lot of 'sitting ducks' in a dangerous area of the world. Hope they get the ship out of there and nothing else happens.


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Unread postPosted: March 26, 2021, 9:03 am 

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Suez AIS


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Unread postPosted: March 26, 2021, 8:45 am 
I would hate it if that happened at the Soo Locks, Welland Canal or along the St. Lawrence Seaway somewhere! Gives me goosebumps and chills just thinking about something like that. This should also show why there's such a need to have a second Poe sized Lock at the Soo in case something happens to the current one. I am just surprised that you don't seem to see or hear much about new set of Locks along the Welland Canal and Seaway like you do with the Soo Locks. I would be a bit edgy and nervous over there if there was ever anything that happened to one of their locks. It seems that the Soo Locks and Panama Canal both have new sets of locks or at least with the Soo, someday they hope and priobably will have a new Poe sized lock. So, although the Seaway Locks were built in the late 1950s how come there hasn't been much talk as far as someday building a newer set of them? The Welland Locks I know have had I think three or four sets of Locks built as far as their history goes yet the current ones I believe are older than the Seaway ones which were built in the late 1950s. I would just hate to see something happen like with the Suez Canal to where things get blocked up for days or even weeks. Yikes that be a mess then!


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Unread postPosted: March 26, 2021, 8:12 am 

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YIKES! A 400-meter freighter lost power, drifted sideways and is blocking the entire Suez Canal. Officials say it may take weeks to free her and open up the channel. https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltal . d/1015215/


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