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28 Mar 2021, 6:32 am

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Ya know, if I was in to being a graffiti artist & had the air fare to Egypt, & had enough cash on hand to bribe my way out of Egyptian jails, I go tag the Ever Given with "Whatever floats your boat" in like 4 story tall seafoam green letters.


So...

We all... everyone the world over ...should... simultaneously watch "Fifty Shades of Gray"?

Just to see if that kinky energy somehow...magically...causes the ship to free itself?

Worth a try. :lol:



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28 Mar 2021, 8:31 am

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28 Mar 2021, 8:38 am

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So...we have it backwards?

Its not that we cant float the boat because we cant float OUR boat (get kinky).

Its that Egyptians wont be able to float THEIR boat (get kinky), because they cant float THE boat! :lol:



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28 Mar 2021, 9:12 am

do you know how much a MILLION of those things weigh? @ about 15lbs each, 15 million pounds! that is the difference between floating and sinking. let the men of that region remove those things for their own use, and the problem may well be solved. ;)



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28 Mar 2021, 9:59 am

auntblabby wrote:
do you know how much a MILLION of those things weigh? @ about 15lbs each, 15 million pounds! that is the difference between floating and sinking. let the men of that region remove those things for their own use, and the problem may well be solved. ;)


Maybe that's the assistance the US Navy will provide?


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28 Mar 2021, 10:01 am

goldfish21 wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
do you know how much a MILLION of those things weigh? @ about 15lbs each, 15 million pounds! that is the difference between floating and sinking. let the men of that region remove those things for their own use, and the problem may well be solved. ;)


Maybe that's the assistance the US Navy will provide?

nah, they long have had the barrel. ;)



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28 Mar 2021, 10:13 am

auntblabby wrote:
goldfish21 wrote:
auntblabby wrote:
do you know how much a MILLION of those things weigh? @ about 15lbs each, 15 million pounds! that is the difference between floating and sinking. let the men of that region remove those things for their own use, and the problem may well be solved. ;)


Maybe that's the assistance the US Navy will provide?

nah, they long have had the barrel. ;)


Not sure they even need the barrel anymore.. it's 2021.


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28 Mar 2021, 11:35 am

They are making another attempt to dislodge the ship today but if that fails, they may begin partially offloading the vessel.

Syria has begun rationing the distribution of fuel amid concerns of delays due to the blockage.

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement maintains that its “initial investigations rule out any mechanical or engine failure as a cause of the grounding.” However, at least one initial report suggested a “blackout” struck the hulking vessel carrying some 20,000 containers at the time of the incident.

Source: Suez Canal authorities prep new attempts to free ship as questions swirl around cause of grounding


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28 Mar 2021, 12:25 pm

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However, at least one initial report suggested a “blackout” struck the hulking vessel carrying some 20,000 containers at the time of the incident.

What I've found and read in transportation trade journals and in news sources which are not those American alphabet soup networks is contradictory;

First example, https://www.freightwaves.com/news/sands ... suez-canal
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Grounded ‘Mega Ship’ Blocking Suez Canal in Both Directions
Mike Schuler
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March 23, 2021
... Shipping agent GAC reported that the grounding occurred at 7:40 a.m. local time on Tuesday (March 23) at kilometer 151 after the vessel suffered a black out while transiting (the operator has since said the grounding was due to high winds and not a black out). ...


Second example, https://www.freightwaves.com/news/sands ... suez-canal
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Sandstorm, winds blamed for container ship fiasco in Suez Canal
20,000-TEU Ever Given ran aground early Tuesday
Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist
Friday, March 26, 2021
... The Suez Canal Authority said in a statement Wednesday that 46-mph (40-knot) winds and a sandstorm caused low visibility and poor navigation. The accident may have resulted from a combination of those factors. It happened when the ship was en route from Yantian, China, to the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. ...


Final example, https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsConten ... a-shi.aspx
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Sandstorm not main reason behind mega ship Ever Given blockage of the Suez Canal, 321 vessels jammed: SCA chairman
Rabie said in a press conference that other factors resulted in the vessel running aground, without revealing further details
Menna Alaa El-Din , Saturday 27 Mar 2021
Tuesday's sandstorm was not the main reason behind the blockage of the strategic Suez Canal, according to Suez Canal Authority (SCA) Chairman Osama Rabie.

Rabie said in a press conference that other factors resulted in the vessel running aground, stressing that “all would be revealed following investigations”.

"It could be a technical or human error. All will be determined following investigations,” he said, adding that twelve vessels in the south crossed the canal shortly before the blockage, while there were 20 others crossing from the north. ...


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28 Mar 2021, 3:16 pm

^ Hahaha! Love it! :lol:


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29 Mar 2021, 12:25 am

Twitter and Tumbler bloggers have some good points here,
https://islakariese.tumblr.com/post/646 ... g-this-big

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somehow this brought it home for me in a way that comparisons to non-fictional vehicles did not


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People expect someone to steer something this big in a sandstorm through a canal narrower than this thing is long and somehow expect there to not ever be an accident


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