Egypt's Suez Canal blocked by large container ship

LaraC

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The canal pilot is there to provide details on the canal, its status and local weather conditions. The captain is resposible to ensure he understands how his ship will respond to those conditions, as in reality in that moment he is the only one that realistically knows how his ship will respond. He must then make the decision based on that.

The article posted by schumi doesn't mentioned who was for or against entering the canal. Does that not point towards negligence on the part of the Canal Authority?
If they were not confident the ship would pass safely, they should have ordered it to stay put.
Recordings from the ship that were presented to the court showed disagreements between SCA pilots and its control centre over whether it should enter the canal, Abu Ali said.
 

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The article posted by schumi doesn't mentioned who was for or against entering the canal. Does that not point towards negligence on the part of the Canal Authority?
If they were not confident the ship would pass safely, they should have ordered it to stay put.
Ultimately the decision is the captains. The SCA would only prevent ships from entering the canal if there was an issue with the canal. There clearly was not as many ships transitted the canal before the incident. The captain must determine whether his ship is capable of transiting the canal, based on the conditions in the canal and the configuration of his ship.
So the captain requested the tugs for assistance. The tugs were not available and the captain changed his mind. This is what we need to understand now, why the captain changed his mind?
 

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Ultimately the decision is the captains. The SCA would only prevent ships from entering the canal if there was an issue with the canal. There clearly was not as many ships transitted the canal before the incident. The captain must determine whether his ship is capable of transiting the canal, based on the conditions in the canal and the configuration of his ship.
So the captain requested the tugs for assistance. The tugs were not available and the captain changed his mind. This is what we need to understand now, why the captain changed his mind?
No mystery there. The owner usurped the power of the Captain and probably ordered him to proceed.
 

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Amid dispute, Suez Canal blames ship's grounding on speed, rudder

The container ship that got stuck in the Suez Canal in March was struggling to steer because of its high speed and the size of its rudder, and could have chosen not to enter the waterway in bad weather, the canal authority's head told Reuters.

The comments by Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Chairman Osama Rabie on Thursday come amid a dispute over compensation with the owner and insurers of the Ever Given container ship, which is detained by court order in the canal nearly two months after it was dislodged.


The Ever Given became jammed across the canal in high winds on March 23, halting traffic in both directions and disrupting global trade.

A legal team for Japanese owner Shoei Kisen disputes the vessel's detention and the compensation claim and has said that the SCA was at fault for allowing the vessel to enter and not providing tugs.

Rabie said the captain could have held the ship back.

"He knows the capabilities of his ship ... so he can come and say, 'I don't want to enter, I feel the weather is not appropriate," he said in an interview at SCA headquarters in Ismailia.

Before it became grounded, the giant ship was travelling at about 25 kilometres per hour, far above the 8-9kmh appropriate for the canal's narrow southern channel, Rabie said.

Because of the speed, two tug boats accompanying the Ever Given were unable to help.

"That speed was very high, and the rudder was not aligned," he said. "There were a lot of technical faults, among those was that the rudder's size was not appropriate to the size of the ship."

A member of Shoei Kisen's legal team told Reuters on Saturday that the authority had failed to prove any fault by the ship.

More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/af...canal-blames-ships-grounding-on-speed-rudder/
 

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Egypt: Suez Canal ship case adjourned for compensation talks

CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned the case of a massive a hulking cargo vessel that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week earlier this year.

The move is to allow more time for negotiations aiming at resolving a financial dispute between the Suez Canal Authority and the vessel's owner.

The dispute centers on the compensation amount the Suez Canal Authority is claiming for the salvage of the vessel Ever Given, which ran aground in March, blocking the crucial waterway for six days in March.

At first, the Suez Canal Authority demanded $916 million in compensation, which was later lowered to $550 million, the head of the canal authority, Lt. Gen. Osama Rabie, said in comments on a television program on Sunday.

The money would cover the salvage operation, costs of stalled canal traffic, and lost transit fees for the week the Ever Given blocked the canal.

The vessel's Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd., and insurers said the demand is still too high. They previously had offered $150 million in compensation but that was rejected by the canal authority.

More at: https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/egypt-suez-canal-ship-case-adjourned-for-compensation-talks-1.5448128
 

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Egyptian court adjourns Suez Canal ship dispute to July 11

An Egyptian court on Sunday adjourned hearings to July 11 in a compensation dispute over the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March, to allow the canal and the vessel's owner to finalise a settlement, court sources and a lawyer said.

The Ever Given container ship has been anchored in a lake between two stretches of the canal since it was dislodged on March 29. It had been grounded across the canal for six days, blocking hundreds of ships and disrupting global trade.

The ship's Japanese owners, Shoei Kisen and its insurers said last month they have reached agreement in principle in a compensation dispute with the Suez Canal Authority (SCA).

More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/af...-adjourns-suez-canal-ship-dispute-to-july-11/
 

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Looks like this ship has been liberated:


"The Boss" decided to create a new thread:
 
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