Video

Suez Canal blocked: Strong wind or human error?


published on 28 March 2021 1661 -

Found on YouTube. Created by "DW News". Originally published on 2021-03-28.
The operators of Egypt's Suez Canal say technical or human error could have caused a huge container ship to run aground. Engineers are working round the clock to refloat the Ever Given. The vessel has been blocking one of the world's busiest shipping lanes for the last five days. The chairman of the canal authority hopes a dredging operation will free the ship in the next few days.

Join the conversation...

Login or register to write comments and join the discussion!
Captain Robert de Roos Loodswezen Rotterdam - Rijnmond, Netherlands
on 7 April 2021, 14:26 UTC

My view: The Suez Canal was not built for those Very large Container Carriers. Those huge vessels should pass such confined waters with care, not with high speed; not in a convoy of ships navigating at 13' in shallow water. It is not a surprise to me this went wrong, it is a surprise, however, it goes well so often...
In my opinion, there should be wind-restrictions for channel-passage; such a ship should pass with 6-7 knots (avoiding squat); these giants should be escorted by 1 or 2 tugs; pilots should be additionally trained, theoretically as well as on the simulator.
Robert de Roos, retired pilot Rotterdam / pilot trainer
0

AS
Alexandre Segadães Associacao de Pilotos de Barras e Portos - APIBARRA, Portugal
on 30 March 2021, 21:22 UTC

I have been reading and seeing some articles, news and interviews on the subject but I didn't see nothing regarding the speed of the vessel. Over 12knots. I got curious: is it a safe speed? Is there a reason for not going at lower speeds?
Greetings
1

RC
Ricardo Caballero Vega Panama Canal Pilots Association, Panama
on 28 March 2021, 11:15 UTC

Wether the cause of the accident was human error or technical, or both, is to some extent irrelevant. Mega ships like the EVER GIVEN might require additional assistance such as tugs and a set of "dedicated rules" when navigating the canal.
2

Read more...

Article Mega container ship hard aground in Suez Canal (incl. Video)

published on 24 March 2021

Ultra Large Container Vessel EVER GIVEN ran aground in Suez Canal north of Suez, at around 0600 UTC Mar 23, shortly after entering Canal in northbound convoy.

1

Video Giant Container Ship EVER GIVEN grounded and blocked Suez canal

published on 24 March 2021

Giant Container Ship EVER GIVEN grounded and blocked Suez canal AIS data shows the MV Ever Given is stuck sideways within the canal, preventing ships from passing in either direction,Several tugs have been on scene for several hours working to dislodge the ship ,An ultra-large containership is aground and blocking ship traffic in the Suez Canal

0

Video Stuck at sea: Mega cargo ship wedged in Suez Canal causes traffic jam

published on 25 March 2021

Tug boats and a digger struggle to free a mega cargo ship, blocking one of the world's busiet shipping pathways.
Dozens of ships are stuck because a container ship almost half a kilometre long is wedged across the waterway.

0

Article New app: Pilot´s Tug Assist Tool PTAT - Bollard Pull Calculation for Marine Pilots

by Capt. M. Baykal Yaylai - published on 19 February 2020

Required tug power and number of tugs needed in variable conditions of wind, current and waves isin most cases an assessment made by pilots based on their professional experience. However, assessments will raise questions by lawyers if something goes wrong. They will use tools to calculate what really is needed with respect to tug power and number of tugs. They have furthermore the advantage of time.

1

Article 99.9%: Canadian Pacific marine pilots’ tanker safety success

by Context - Enery examined - published on 19 May 2022

Consistently 99.9 per cent safe operation of large vessels: Marine pilots on Canada’s West Coast have an exceptional safety record in the world’s largest pilot-mandatory zone for large vessels including oil tankers.

0

Video HMM - Maiden voyage of HMM Algeciras #12(final)-London

published on 18 July 2020

#MaidenVoyage #HMMalgeciras #HMM
The maiden voyage of HMM Algeciras #12-London
London Landing: The HMM Algeciras, the world's largest containership as 24,000TEU, arrives alongside at the London Gateway port for its last European call before departing back to Asia.

0

Video Singapore strait accident: Iranian Container Ship MV SHAHRAZ broke into two

published on 19 May 2020

Container ship SHAHRAZ and bulk carrier SAMUDRA SAKTI I are reported to run aground in Singapore Strait south of St John Island at around 1900 UTC May 10, close to each other, while proceeding in the same direction, probably trying to avoid collision. As of 0700 UTC May 11, both ships remain in the same positions, coordinates don’t change. SHAHRAZ is en route from Port Klang to Yangshan China, SAMUDRA SAKTI I is en route from Belawan to Bayah, southwest Java.

0

Article Accident and injury while disembarking in bad weather

by Frank Diegel - published on 22 August 2020

When falling from the ladder onto the deck of the Pilot Boat, the well-known Indian pilot obviously suffered some injuries.

0

Video SafeTug in Action

published on 3 September 2019

At 244 meters long, 42 meters wide, made up of 57,000 tons of steel and carrying approximately $41 million dollars’ worth of cargo, when the personnel at Teesport bring the Agathonissos – and vessels like her – into dock, there’s no room for error.
Watch this video to see how SafeTug helps to simplify this complex process, giving tug skippers, ship pilots and port personnel the vital information and situational awareness they need to bring her in safely.

0

Video Presenting OpenBridge Design System at DSD2020 in Oslo

published on 6 May 2020

I recently presented the OpenBridge design system at the Design System Day 2020 in Oslo. I talked about what OpenBridge is, how it differs from other design systems and where we are heading.
The conference was moved online due to the Corona virus, so I had to record the presentation using my mobile phone, and get Jon Olav from the lab to add the slides. So - apologize for the home quality of the presentation, but I hope you enjoy learning more about our work!
Since we launched the free...

0