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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2021, 08:03:57 AM »
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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2021, 09:51:42 AM »
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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2021, 09:57:19 AM »
Man.  I'm now glad I just owed a couple of hundred in taxes to the Man.

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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2021, 03:04:40 AM »
As Steve58 posted before they blamed the wrong person.  Now she gave an interview to the BBC.


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-56615521

Marwa Elselehdar: 'I was blamed for blocking the Suez Canal'

News had broken about a huge container ship, the Ever Given, that had become wedged across the Suez Canal, bringing one of world's major shipping routes to a halt.

But as she checked her phone, online rumours were saying she was to blame.

"I was shocked," says Marwa, Egypt's first female ship's captain.

At the time of the Suez blockage, Ms Elselehdar was working as a first mate, in command of the Aida IV, hundreds of miles away in Alexandria.


Rumours about Marwa Elselehdar's role on the Ever Given were largely spurred by screenshots of a fake news headline - supposedly published by Arab News - which said she was involved in the Suez incident.

The doctored image appears to be from a genuine Arab News story, released on 22 March, which profiles Marwa's success as Egypt's first female ship captain. The picture has been shared dozens of times on Twitter and Facebook.

Several Twitter accounts under her name have also spread false claims that she was in involved with the Ever Given.

Marwa Elselehdar, 29, told the BBC she has no idea who first spread the story or why they did it.

"I felt that I might be targeted maybe because I'm a successful female in this field or because I'm Egyptian, but I'm not sure," she said.


Though the academy only accepted men at the time, she applied anyway and was granted permission to join after a legal review by Egypt's then-President Hosni Mubarak.

During her studies, Ms Elselehdar says she faced sexism at every turn.
 



Now why would anybody in the Middle East prefer to blame a women  L:-)  :uglystupid2: ?
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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2021, 08:20:17 AM »
So...who's the actual captain?
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« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2021, 08:26:30 AM »
So...who's the actual captain?

Possibly someone named "Chris Cillard" as mentioned in this article:
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According to USA Today, Rabei said that the captain of the Ever Given, Chris Cillard, has not cooperated with the investigation into how the ship became stuck while passing through the canal last week.

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-egypt-wants-one-billion-ever-given-ship-blocked-suez-canal-20210401-bp33jgdm6vgopp6p3oxegrci2q-story.html

Odd thing is, every other article I've seen says the captain has yet to be identified, but most are saying the captain is not being cooperative or answering questions, etc.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2021, 08:35:27 AM by steve58 »
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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2021, 08:46:19 AM »
Nothing quite like making things worse for yourself by not cooperating :/
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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2021, 10:38:04 AM »
So, posted news stories can be just.... made-up?!?   :o  Good thing that kind of stuff can't be pulled around here.  ::)
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« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2021, 11:33:16 AM »
So, posted news stories can be just.... made-up?!?   :o  Good thing that kind of stuff can't be pulled around here.  ::)

You did notice that it took less than a day to discover ?
You did notice that the 'news' was spread on social media (mostly Twitter & FB) and not on mainstream media ?

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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2021, 12:54:06 PM »
Oh well then. That makes it OK then, I suppose.  ::)
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Re: Suez Canal -- unblocked
« Reply #40 on: July 07, 2021, 07:54:31 AM »
The Ever Given has finally left the Suez Canal.  I can bet the next time she sails/tries to sail through the canal, it'll be a major sphincter tightening moment for her captain.
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