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Re: Suez Canal -- blocked
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2021, 01:35:11 PM »
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Re: Suez Canal -- blocked
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2021, 05:34:53 PM »
The ship could have been in a "holding pattern" waiting its turn to enter the canal.  I'm guessing ships just can't enter/leave the canal willy nilly. There must be some kind of traffic control similar to air traffic.

...still, an interesting pattern ::)

Whenever I have transited the canal, it is done in "convoys" of ships.  Everyone going south anchors off Port Said, and everyone going North anchors in the Red Sea.  At the appropriate time, the "convoys" all enter the canal.  If I recall correctly, the North-bound convoy anchors in the Great Bitter Lake to allow the southbound convoy to pass through (although I may have that backwards).  I haven't seen the video of the "rapid swings" that Silent Disapproval Robot mentions, but if it is occurring in the Red Sea, it may be the ship swinging at anchor.
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Re: Suez Canal -- blocked
« Reply #17 on: March 26, 2021, 12:40:23 PM »
from what Ive read it would seem that the ship did have pilots on board.  besides the high wind there are also reports of a sandstorm of whatever strength.  all around just a giant cluster....
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Re: Suez Canal -- blocked
« Reply #18 on: March 26, 2021, 12:47:43 PM »
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Re: Suez Canal -- blocked
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2021, 04:01:25 PM »
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Re: Suez Canal -- blocked
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2021, 09:09:28 PM »
Look on the bright side. The world lost one ship but the Egyptians just got a hell-of-a new bridge.  :coolsmiley:
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Re: Suez Canal -- blocked
« Reply #21 on: March 27, 2021, 08:30:57 PM »
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The quarter-mile-long container ship that’s currently blocking the Suez Canal traced a distinctly phallic route in the hours before being blown off course and becoming stuck on Tuesday morning.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/suez-canal-blocked-gps-xrated_n_605c2e44c5b67ad3871c9afe

All right, which one of you guys were captaining this ship?   :2funny:




https://twitter.com/VesselFinder/status/1374716424522977286?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1374716424522977286%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.huffpost.com%2Fentry%2Fsuez-canal-blocked-gps-xrated_n_605c2e44c5b67ad3871c9afe
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Re: Suez Canal -- blocked
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2021, 08:38:15 PM »
That is Nuts, literally.  ;D
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Re: Suez Canal -- blocked
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2021, 03:21:22 AM »
The ship was in a holding pattern (was in a zone with no anchoring allowed).

They wanted to make a four leaf clover figure but were allowed to enter the canal just before starting the fourth leaf.

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Re: Suez Canal -- blocked
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2021, 03:57:57 AM »
Or the third, I guess.    :DD
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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #25 on: March 29, 2021, 08:05:51 AM »
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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #26 on: March 29, 2021, 10:50:18 AM »
WAHOO! Now I can take back those 10 cases of Toilet Paper I bought.  :clap:
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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #27 on: March 29, 2021, 11:26:15 AM »
WAHOO! Now I can take back those 10 cases of Toilet Paper I bought.  :clap:

Might want to hang on to those for a bit longer SirSlash.  While the Suez is opened back up, apparently there is a shipping container shortage that may cause another TP shortage. #:-)
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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2021, 01:46:31 PM »
Now that she is unstuck,  :DD

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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #29 on: March 29, 2021, 08:53:17 PM »
Dammit! Well, there's always the cat's litter box I suppose.  #:-)
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