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    Situation in the Suez Canal

    Informative discussion of what has been going on. From 3/28,



    and today 3/29,


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    Good to hear it's free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    Good to hear it's free.
    Someone's head's gonna roll over this fiasco!

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    Quote Originally Posted by allyby View Post
    Someone's head's gonna roll over this fiasco!
    I read a sudden sandstorm crosswind caught one side of the ship. If so, then probably just bad luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishgaucho View Post
    I read a sudden sandstorm crosswind caught one side of the ship. If so, then probably just bad luck.
    I think we won't know all the circumstances until a thorough investigation. One of the issues will be the ship's speed. Transit speed is supposed to be 8 knots, it's been reported the ship was doing 13 knots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcmtk View Post
    I think we won't know all the circumstances until a thorough investigation. One of the issues will be the ship's speed. Transit speed is supposed to be 8 knots, it's been reported the ship was doing 13 knots.
    I'm sure they'll 'kick arse' if they find rules were broken.

    My brother's a retired Merchant Navy captain and has been through there many times....as well as the Panama canal. I seem to remember him saying small trains used to pull ships through certain parts of the Panama canal.

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