Egypt's Suez Canal blocked by large container ship

The_Librarian

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Can also be that the canal was not dredged or maintained properly.

Should be interesting to hear what they will argue in court.

Glad it's not my constipated problem.
 

ToxicBunny

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Well, last time there was a 8 year long "traffic jam" there .. in the 1960's.

Yeah but that was cos the Egyptians blocked the Canal themselves, not because a ship had a mishap...

Its a very interesting story to dig into though, Yellow Fleet and all all that.
 

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The Concrete won't make it any more difficult to remove the blockage... if anything it will make the planning and timing of the blockage more complicated, and it would be weeks at most before it was cleared, if it was clearly an active attempt to block the Suez in some permanent fashion with a ship.

And yes, the additional routes would add time to the trip and cost without a doubt but the negative impact to the party/country attempting to implement the blockade would be beyond immense that its not likely to happen.

And your looting theory is retarded, plain and simple. You clearly have zero fscking idea just how large those ships actually are, and how big a bloody container is and how the ships are stacked.
Imagine cables in a dry concrete mixture to start off with, before it goes down ... that will cause big problems.

As for the containers: They can be broken open, contents pilfered. Emptied containers moved. Remember, those friggin guys built the pyramids ... :p
 

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Related: The mother of the ship's captain, said she was very proud of her son. He started off as a taxi driver in Sandton. He was forever blocking cars on roads in Sandton, but felt he was destined for bigger things. As such he ungraded from taxis to ships ....
 

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Related: The mother of the ship's captain, said she was very proud of her son. He started off as a taxi driver in Sandton. He was forever blocking cars on roads in Sandton, but felt he was destined for bigger things. As such he ungraded from taxis to ships ....
So inspiring :ROFL:
 

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All they need to do is drop those 2 anchors and their chains which will cause a minor lift of the ship and then move it, and then lift the anchors again?
 
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