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Suez traffic jam

Postby Peter_K » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:22 pm

The current mishap reminded me of the 1967 story of the „Yellow Fleet” when 14 ships got stuck in Sues for something like 8 years. Crews from counties of both sides of Iron Curtain formed a country like society with their own hospital, postal office, even Olympic games.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIoxV0C4NHQ

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Re: Suez traffic jam

Postby 3WE » Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:19 pm

Certainly we should have lots of recommendations for ship piloting and clearing the pathway.

I have heard that this may affect TP supplies. ITS will have to lay off of his aerobatic games.
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Re: Suez traffic jam

Postby elaw » Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:55 pm

Man, some stuff you just can't make up: https://www.unilad.co.uk/viral/evergree ... uez-canal/ :?

Here's hoping those guys don't own any airplanes...
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Re: Suez traffic jam

Postby 3WE » Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:00 am

We are remiss at not saying this sooner:
I blame Per.
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Re: Suez traffic jam

Postby elaw » Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:00 pm

I thought it was implied. :)
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Re: Suez traffic jam

Postby Not_Karl » Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:57 pm

We blame Per.
Fixed and concur.

BAN ALL AKEVITT!!

Also, Per's drawings are Not_as nice as Flyboyie's/DPie's:
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Re: Suez traffic jam

Postby 3WE » Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:11 pm

Floataware.com or FloatRadar24.com?
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Egypt's first female ship's captain falsely blamed for Suez Canal's Total Shipping Disaster

Postby Not_Karl » Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:02 am

Last month, Marwa Elselehdar noticed something strange.

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.

The vessel, owned by Egypt's maritime safety authority, runs supply missions to a lighthouse in the Red Sea. It's also used to train cadets from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), a regional university run by the Arab League.

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.

It's not the first time she's faced challenges in an industry historically dominated by men. At present, women only account for 2% of the world's seafarers, according to the International Maritime Organisation.
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Re: Egypt's first female ship's captain falsely blamed for Suez Canal's Total Shipping Disaster

Postby 3WE » Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:18 pm

*** online rumours were saying she was to blame.***
I blame 3WEie.
No.

I save my sexist comments for when females actually ARE the captain, and mostly to razz Ocelot.

Ocelot is probably better than me at turning final in a 172 with a small power knob in-hand and hundreds of pounds behind, but I still think girls are different then boys, on average.
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Re: Suez traffic jam

Postby elaw » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:46 pm

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Re: Suez traffic jam

Postby monchavo » Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:18 am

So the authorities have impounded the ship and are looking for $700m from the Japanese owners!


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