- Mar 11, 2014
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.