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Title: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Robert J Smith on March 24, 2021, 08:44:21 am
https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/suez-canal-blocked-as-200-000-tonne-mega-ship-gets-stuck/ar-BB1eTprj?ocid=msedgdhp


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Brent on March 24, 2021, 09:21:15 am
A big event unfolding in the Middle East may only be adding to the woes of shipping lines battling the affects of the covid pandemic, that on the other hand has caused shipping freight rates to soar and impact positively on some lines balance sheets. The 2018 built and 20,388TEU containership Ever Given has blocked the Suez Canal in both directions at the southern end after running in to the canal bank. Reportedly buffeted by 50 km winds, tracking imagery of her voyage shows the vessel swerving a little before impact that may have caused her to touch bottom and lead her bow to swing into the canal bank, locking the vessel in a broadside position across the canal. Reports are also suggesting the 400 meter vessel may have had a blackout.
It is now more than 12 hours since the vessel became stuck and the seriousness of the situation is growing as the initial 15 vessels caught up have bene joined by many others leaving Europe, or trying to get to Europe via the Egyptian waterway. A fortunate vessel was the COSCO Shipping Galaxy ahead of the stricken vessel in the convoy, while unfortunate is the American flagged 6,180 TEU Maerk Denver that was following and is now trapped reminiscent of the "Bitter Lakes Group" during the 1967 Egypt/Israel conflict. Several tugs are at the scene and have started trying to move the vessel, backed up by a front-end loader on the canal bank. It appears the clearance operation will take a number of days and necessitate digging out a portion of the canal wall. Ever Given is actually owned by Japanese shipowner Shoei Kisen KK, part of the Imabari Group that also owns the Koyo Dockyard in Mihara who built the vessel, and one report has Evergreen calling for the owner "report the cause of the accident".


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: simonwp on March 24, 2021, 10:59:23 am
Some of the older section of the canal has been reopened to allow some vessel movement, so it's not a total blockage.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Peter S. aus N on March 24, 2021, 11:59:10 am
near Suez the channel is only the "old" channel. By pass starts on the Bitter Lake to Port Said.Here you have old and new waterways
So all is blocked now.

Peter


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Angelgreat on March 24, 2021, 03:26:42 pm
This may create a Yellow Fleet 2.0 since vessels can't get in or out. Since the other side is still accessible on its northern side, maybe they can tow out each vessel one at a time. Though that would take money and time.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: manuscan on March 24, 2021, 07:00:56 pm
Vessel is still traversed 5,7 nm north of Suez.

https://www.vesselfinder.com/es


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Cisco on March 25, 2021, 12:08:23 am
Nothing new under the sun..
http://www.canalzoners.co.uk/Incidents/El%20Firdan%20Bridge%20Crash.htm

Not sure what Stavros would have thought about being described as Arri's brother in law....

Ever Given's   bulbous bow is well into the bank.... dig that out and clear a bit under her port bow and she will be on her way....

The canal isn't duplicated at that point so the canal is well and truly closed to through traffic just now.
No south bound traffic below the Bitter Lakes so the only ships 'proper stuck' are the few astern of Ever Given.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Barry Graham on March 25, 2021, 02:00:34 pm
The Asia Ruby III and Maersk Denver that were astern of Ever Given have now been moved south out of the canal.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Tomislav Raymondi on March 25, 2021, 07:20:34 pm
In my humble opinion, I believe that the transit of these huge ships should be analyzed and studied again to carry out the transit through the Panama and Suez Canals. It should be considered that both canals (Panama and Suez) were built and delivered in the early 20th century, existing at that time; ships with a totally different design to those of now, with a smaller size and tonnage, measures more different than the current ones, this would require a restructuring of the transit of this new design of these vessel, the number of containers embarked on board and the conditions of the trimming of the containers plus the quantity of containers embarked on board.

Kind Regards

Tomislav Raymondi


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Jim McQuarrie on March 25, 2021, 09:55:54 pm
Agree with Tomislav Raymondi-100%-Obvious but too late


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Cisco on March 26, 2021, 02:03:25 am
Tomislav,
The big difference between Suez, which dates from 1869, and Panama is that Suez is a sea level canal with no locks. They have been constantly widening, deeping, and more recently duplicating, it since it was built.
Frank


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: simonwp on March 26, 2021, 07:52:58 am
Tomislav,

This already happens. When designing a Panamax or Suezmax ship a lot of work goes into the characteristics needed to transit the canals, not just the dimensions but the handling, windage, squat, etc.

What happened in the canal happens regularly all over the world, ships loose power through a blackout. This has happened in just about the worst place possible. Other cases are not as spectacular, but there have been cases of large container ships running aground in the Schelde, for example, through power loss. The question is of redundancy, and how quickly alternative power kicks in.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Jim McQuarrie on March 26, 2021, 09:38:16 am
Can't they unload the forward containers from shore? Lift up bow


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Jerzy Rakowski on March 26, 2021, 02:46:09 pm
Suez canal blockage seen from space...

https://www.space.com/stuck-ship-suez-canal-satellite-photos


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Jim McQuarrie on March 26, 2021, 03:05:23 pm
Well done Jerry-Zoomed in great!!!


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Jim McQuarrie on March 26, 2021, 03:57:40 pm
If they can't get a crane could a Chinook lift containers?


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Tomislav Raymondi on March 26, 2021, 06:19:09 pm
This exchange of opinions is getting very interesting, let's see what in my opinion I made it very general, so let's see it from another perspective, as I see it as a hull and machinery inspector and damage adjuster for insurers and P&I Clubs apart from my experience in navigation.

First of all Frank and simonwp is that I mean how complicated and slow without mentioning how expensive it is to solve this type of problems and breakdowns, this ship has a total length of 399.98 Mts, that is to say 400.00 Mts., Its beam is 58 , 80 Mts., And its depth is 26.20 Mts., When I spoke about the navigation of Suez and Panama I was referring to that ships of this size if they have any damage, occurrences or accidents in the navigation, the time and cost of the repair or solution of the problem (that is, the direct cost of solving the problem) plus indirect costs such as the total blocking of traffic in both directions, costs of stopping the canal, daily costs of all vessels stopped waiting to resume the trip, delays in delivery of goods, congestion in the ports once traffic has resumed, etc, etc, are extremely high, we would be talking about billions of dollars not a few cents more or less.

Now, let's look at the specific case of the transit of ships through both channels, and in which I accept my mistake was not when they were inaugurated but rather how their transit is:

The Suez Canal runs open-pit, that is, it does not need any type of lock to level its traffic between one point and another, but this does not leave it free from accidents such as the one suffered by the "Ever Gifted", please remember also the other mishaps suffered by other ships with characteristics very similar to this ship, which suffered the fall of several containers into the sea due to bad weather in transit, having to return to port to unload broken containers that were left on deck and re-stowage of ships.

Suppose that during the transit the ship suffers a major breakdown or fire in the Engine Roo m or the Main Engine that does not allow it to continue its normal journey and leaves it stranded in the channel, it is very possible that this varies as a result of drift, current, wind, etc., which would cause this same occurrence.

Now, and this in my modest understanding is a little more complicated is in the transit through the Panama Canal, because in this canal a system of locks is needed to overcome the different levels between the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea (Atlantic Ocean), the original locks. Miraflores, Pedro Miguel and Gatun were enough for the passage of let's say conventional ships, and the use of the "mules" allowed the ships to keep centered apart from towing them during the transit through them, but this is not applicable for these now called ULCV That is why the Cocoli and Aguas Claras locks were built, but here it must be mentioned that the traffic of the ships is done with tugboats, those who take the ship and introduce it to the locks remain inside the locks with the ship at a minimum distance, which caused many inconveniences and labor protests by the tugboat crews with the canal administration, due to the occupational risk they were running.

For example, what would happen if one of these vessels suffered a serious breakdown in Lake Miraflores, Culebra Cut or Lake Gatun? It would be another traffic jam of gigantic ships for trade, ships and sidereal sums to solve the problem, for this I cannot explain why, with the first alerts of the type of damage that these ships could suffer, the maximum drafts of navigation for traffic through both channels, the maximum height or maximum number of containers on board, maximum drafts, maximum dimensions of the ships, if this type of ships can navigate expeditiously through the channels, all this to minimize the consequences of any breakdown on board.

All the round trips of these ships are with a load of more than 20,000 containers? I think not, I have seen this type of ships with a minimum amount of containers on board, are these ships safe in bad weather? In practice and not in theory that sometimes they tend to be very different, what should be a maximum height of containers on board for safe navigation and not leave a trail of containers on the bottom of the sea, in short I think this would be enough not to enter into useless musings.

Regards

Tomi.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: ChasB46 on March 26, 2021, 06:28:27 pm
Maximum "legal" container gross weight 29 tons. Chinook max lift 7.25 tons in hot weather. The maximum lift of any helicopter in service ..the USA  CH-53 Super Stallion = 33 ton. (152 in service somewhere)


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: rarcand on March 26, 2021, 07:25:31 pm
Some optimist posted a picture on MarineTraffic of the ship where the word EVERGREEN is changed for EVERGROUND.  ;D


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Tomislav Raymondi on March 26, 2021, 07:55:16 pm
Just for laughing.

The Ever Given on course to Rotterdam.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Tuomas Romu on March 26, 2021, 10:08:05 pm
The maximum lift of any helicopter in service ..the USA  CH-53 Super Stallion = 33 ton

That's the maximum takeoff weight, not the maximum lifting capacity. The maximum external payload is 16.3 tonnes.

The bigger and more powerful Mil Mi-26, which has actually been used to unload ships in the past (https://www.maritimejournal.com/news101/industry-news/salvors_deploy_the_worlds_most_powerful_helicopter), can transport 20 tons of cargo but I don't know what's the maximum external payload.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Cisco on March 27, 2021, 12:36:26 am
They used Chinooks on the Anro Asia when she was aground in 1981.. took off about 50 boxes.
https://bribieislandhistory.blogspot.com/2019/10/anroasia1981.html

Did it make a difference ? Probably not.
What was the box weight?
Possibly 20 footers full of soft toys...dunno...


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Cisco on March 27, 2021, 12:39:15 am
This exchange of opinions is getting very interesting, let's see what in my opinion I made it very general, so let's see it from another perspective, as I see it as a hull and machinery inspector and damage adjuster for insurers and P&I Clubs apart from my experience in navigation.
.......

Regards

Tomi.

I think that , like the 500,000 ton tanker,  they have pushed the envelope just a little bit too far with these ships.
That doesn't seem to have stopped them building them however...


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Pilot Frans on March 27, 2021, 05:18:15 pm
What was the box weight?

An empty one 2,2 ton
a loaded 20ft one upto 23 tonnes
a loaded 40ft one upto 35 tonnes



Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Jim McQuarrie on March 27, 2021, 05:34:15 pm
Checked Marine Traffic 5.30pm GMT-Looks like stern has moved towards centre


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: csaba on March 28, 2021, 05:05:29 am
Just curious about liability here.
Is the ship's captain ultimately responsible for the ship in Suez transit or do the pilots carry any responsibility?
How necessary are the pilots in Suez?


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Captain Ted on March 28, 2021, 02:00:36 pm
CSABA,, well, as the Master is and stays in command he is ultimately responsible for the ship and whatever happens through or by it. Beside that, every ship nowadays has a insurance through PandI in case of such disasters which is far reaching, incl for example oil removal and wreck removal afterwards. This is however not a total loss and therefore all the owners of the cargoes aboard and the owner of the vessel have to come up for the payment. If I ship a container with 1 million worth of cargo in it, I better have insurance anyway and generally speaking I would insure it which is normally offered at booking time.
When this is cleared, the insurances working it out between them who pays what or how much.

btw,,the only place where the Pilot takes command of the vessel is the Panama Canal ,but that has to do with military and such. 


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Tomislav Raymondi on March 28, 2021, 02:40:04 pm
Yes, under a General Average declaration by ship's owners; all the interests on board concur in their proportional part in the payment of all the expenses incurred for the normal continuation of the trip, only if the cause of such declaration is considered within the York and Antwerp rules.

Regards

Tomi.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Jens Heri on March 28, 2021, 11:52:48 pm
Marchen Maersk imo 9632143 will take the long route round Africa.

The ETA for Rotterdam was April 11th and with the extra 5000 miles the new ETA for Rotterdam is April 18th.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Hannes van Rijn on March 29, 2021, 03:20:33 am
The Ever Given is refloated again !!
At least ten Tugboats pulled the Ever Given out last night !!!


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Aleksi & Tane Lindström on March 29, 2021, 01:13:46 pm
Now in tow, speed 1.5 knots so far.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: victor radio74 on March 29, 2021, 02:46:27 pm
She is flying alone


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Paul Bradshaw on March 29, 2021, 02:48:56 pm
Yes 7.1 knots. I wonder what forces were at play when she was bridging the canal at low tide?


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: victor radio74 on March 29, 2021, 05:02:00 pm
Ships in Great Bitter Lake are moving towards Suez,YM WISH followed by MAERSK ESMERALDAS and EVER GLOVE


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Brent on March 29, 2021, 05:35:32 pm
As an exporter it will be interesting to learn of the cause of the grounding, fortunately we have no cargo on this vessel but various news reports put the issue down to bridge error or wind effects. Even if insurers cover the GA, it is still irksome that others have to pay for a shipboard error, if that proves to be the case. But we do have cargo on subsequent vessels that now will be affected, just another nightmare for exporters these days starting with ships being full, then sliding schedules, then equipment shortages, then carriers finding they have over-booked slots and shortshipments follow, then delays in ships berthing at destination, and finally delays in getting containers off port, and for refrigerated cargoes hopefully coolstores have space. And all the way along, arguing detention with carriers after it was their ships that were late, and some customers are suffering vastly inflated freight rates. Not easy. 


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Oldkayaker on March 29, 2021, 11:55:19 pm
Now that the Ever Given is finally free of its snag, it may be a good time for Egypt to get better at dredging the Canal and more frequently.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Oldkayaker on March 29, 2021, 11:59:05 pm
Paul Bradshaw... great question.  My guess is that dredging operations need to be improved.  Sand is always going to be accumulating and dredging is a proven deterrent for sandbar build up. 8)


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Captain Ted on March 30, 2021, 01:50:20 pm
My take on it is....When I look at the AIS track and assuming as reported they got strong winds from her stb side, it seems at the time of entering they had 9plus kn and were pushed towards the port side bank. I can easy imagine that the pilot gave then orders for more rpm to maintain steering as closer to the bank was less water. Then the vessel got clear of that bank and went for the other side, going back and forth from side to side until grounding. Once a ship that size picks up speed, which can be seen too as just before grounding the speed was 13kn plus they can,t be slowed easy anymore. What saved her from grounding in the beginning, more rpm, doomed her later as the vessel got out of control for too much speed-rpm and the banking effect and the squad effect took her the steering away.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: davidships on March 30, 2021, 03:22:23 pm
Indeed, speed may well prove to be a factor exacerbating both squat and bank rejection.  I am reminded of the terrible tragedy in 1972 of the ROYSTON GRANGE which collided with the tanker TIEN CHEE in the poorly maintained channel in the Buenos Aires fairway - an immediate fire and explosions led to the death of all 74 crew/passengers/pilot on board ROYSTON GRANGE as well as 8 of the tanker's crew.  At the time it was usually said that the ship "bounced" off the edge off the channel, but neither squat nor, particularly, bank effect were so widely understood then. The ship was forced too close to the edge of the channel, not by wind, but by the approaching tanker.

For the untrained like me, I found this helpful in understanding "squat":
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squat_effect
And, in relation to "bank effect" and interaction, this 2012 analysis in The Pilot is pertinant, noting also a similar collision in that year (though thankfully without the tragic consequences):
https://www.pilotmag.co.uk/the-royston-grange-trgedy/


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: csaba on April 02, 2021, 05:57:10 am
My take on it is....When I look at the AIS track and assuming as reported they got strong winds from her stb side, it seems at the time of entering they had 9plus kn and were pushed towards the port side bank. I can easy imagine that the pilot gave then orders for more rpm to maintain steering as closer to the bank was less water. Then the vessel got clear of that bank and went for the other side, going back and forth from side to side until grounding. Once a ship that size picks up speed, which can be seen too as just before grounding the speed was 13kn plus they can,t be slowed easy anymore. What saved her from grounding in the beginning, more rpm, doomed her later as the vessel got out of control for too much speed-rpm and the banking effect and the squad effect took her the steering away.

How come there are no tugboat escorts for these huge ships?


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Captain Ted on April 02, 2021, 12:46:56 pm
Well,, first those big ships with 8kn speed (the official max speed in the canal) the tug boats would be useless. second, on the side of them there would be no place for a tug and total useless and at risk to be pushed into the banks by the ship, damaging the ship as it goes over the tug.(Oilspills ?) The same is for a tug in front of them. A tug aft would work as the tug
could slow the ship down that it would at least run aground with less speed. BUT,,, who pays ? First how much extra tugs the canal would need,, 100 ?,, then who pays for them,,the Canal Authority would charge the ships,,the charterers of the ships would tag it onto the average container price. and so on.

third, Who is then in charge, responsible when a ship anyhow runs aground and lets say runs the tug over and sinks it. Whoms fault it is,,the tug pulled wrong ?  the ship steered wrong ? the WHO is responsible question expands greatly if it happens. From my point of view nobody involved wants that.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Jens Heri on April 03, 2021, 04:23:52 pm

Magleby Mærsk imo 9619957 took the long route and passed the southern most point of Africa today.

The ship has an ETA April 14 Algeciras. 


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Brett Bachmann on April 03, 2021, 06:04:51 pm
First one round the Cape this morning was ironically an Evergreen contr ship.."Ever Greet". MarineTraffic shows MAERSK has quite a few of them heading this way...wonder what the carriers who chose to divert must be thinking...should we go or should we stay...nevertheless, they pass to far out of Cape Town so don't see them.Magleby Maersk just off Cape of Good Hope right now...local time 20h04.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Paul Bradshaw on April 08, 2021, 12:34:55 am
Bank effect! Thanks Ted. Very much seems to be a debated phenomenon but in fact needs to be accepted. We had a recent event in my neck of the woods on the Welland Canal with the Florance Spirit and in spite of the bank effect in play many, many uneducated and ignorant accusations were made toward the crew of both vessels involved. Thanks Ted for your ongoing contribution.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: aerochago on April 09, 2021, 07:44:20 pm
Would anyone know as the ship is being held until recovery costs are met how long this will take?
As a railway modeller in one container is a shipment from Dapol of O gauge coaches and DMUs for the UK.

Thanks

Alan


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Captain Ted on April 10, 2021, 12:19:19 pm
Bank effect! Thanks Ted. Very much seems to be a debated phenomenon but in fact needs to be accepted. We had a recent event in my neck of the woods on the Welland Canal with the Florance Spirit and in spite of the bank effect in play many, many uneducated and ignorant accusations were made toward the crew of both vessels involved. Thanks Ted for your ongoing contribution.

Hi Paul, in todays shipping world and world in general the society wants to be presented with a guilty-one ASAP. Who easier then the Kapt and in that matter more vulnerable to it. The Company has for sure money and lawyers, same for the Canal and the Insurance. The only weak link in that matter is the Kapt. So lets hang him and society is quite. Remember the Kapt of Exxon Valdez ?  Before the grounding the best ever for Exxon,,three days after the groudning filed a law suit against him. On the end Kapt Hazelwood, if I heard it right, got a few millions awarded as he prevailed. But on the end it also cost him his Job for good.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Brett Bachmann on April 10, 2021, 06:27:38 pm
Suez canal authorities equally to blame...irregular dredging etc....the best legal team will win :(


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: davidships on April 11, 2021, 12:44:37 am
While all this was going on the NTSB published their report into the 2019 collision in the Houston Ship Channel between gas carrier GENESIS RIVER and a tank barge pushed by the VOYAGER, where these same factors arose -  squat, bank rejection/attraction, forward track stability (as well as ship interaction, and trim) and the effect that speed and the size of rudder.

The report is at https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/MAR2101.pdf (https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/MAR2101.pdf).  See the section on Hydrodynamic Effects starting on p38 of the pdf report. 


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Captain Ted on April 12, 2021, 12:32:50 am
@ Davidships,,,thanks for posting,,interesting to read also because I passed that spot fore sure 40 times or so.  Ted


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Brent on June 25, 2021, 08:23:19 pm
News overnight reporting a settlement has been reached, and once signed and dotted Ever Given will be back underway. No amount mentioned, but seems to have been the old Mexican stand-off style of negotiations, the canal authority started off with the demand for US$900 mn, Shoei the vessel owner/insurers retorted with US$150 mn then the Egyptians watered down the amount US$550 mn. So presume the numbers somewhere in the lower hundreds of millions, but hundreds of customers will now be breathing a huge sigh of relief, as well as Evergreen to have their ship back in service in a market currently experiencing phenomenal freight rates. Possibly may recover the cost of the fine in a single voyage from Asia, and maybe the big $$$$'s now being earned incouraged Evergreen to contribute support a high settlement to get the ship back scoring its share of surging freight rates. Other reports have some rates 485% up on last year, Maersk shares at an all time high, and even Zim who have long battled financially and found it diffcult to attract investors, has seen its shares triple since January.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Stuart on July 07, 2021, 01:00:56 pm
The UK P & I Club posted this statement today:
https://www.ukpandi.com/news-and-resources/press-release-articles/2021/ever-given---media-statement/

AIS shows the Ever Given last in a northbound convoy, with tug(s) nearby.

If I am not mistaken, the recent Bloomberg Businessweek article cites evidence submitted in court, providing us with the only whiff of factual detail.

My hat is off to the entire ship's crew.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: davidships on July 18, 2021, 06:44:05 pm
What's happening with EVER GIVEN east of Siracusa? 
Steering problems?


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Brett Bachmann on July 18, 2021, 07:11:20 pm
She has a problem, another one :(


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Brett Bachmann on July 19, 2021, 05:40:54 am
Ever Given is on her way again, current speed at just over 11 knts.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Timsen on July 21, 2021, 12:59:11 pm
The ship has only a restricted seaworthiness, Maritimedanmark reports:
https://maritimedanmark.dk/?Id=46470


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Brett Bachmann on July 21, 2021, 03:08:00 pm
Aha, makes sense. Thanks @Timsen, much appreciated.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Brett Bachmann on July 27, 2021, 11:56:41 am
Now 'stopped' in English Channel...


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Brett Bachmann on July 29, 2021, 07:10:10 am
Finally arrived at ROT @ 02h01 today, 29th July 21....


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: pieter melissen on July 29, 2021, 07:37:42 am
and there is trouble again, it appears that customers who want to receive their containers, will have to pay for the delay.... depending on the value of the cargo perhaps a few will then refuse delivery. In total 9000 units will have to offloaded, next port Felixstowe, departure on monday. Current location is off limits (visually) for ship spotters.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Brett Bachmann on July 29, 2021, 08:45:46 am
Hi Pieter, I can't remember if they declared GA or not ? I would imagine they did ? Problem with these delays especially if fashion wear is involved, as an example, by the time their shipments arrive it's almost a change of season ! However, this risk is the reason shippers (be they importers or exporters) should cover themselves adequately.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: pieter melissen on July 29, 2021, 09:28:57 am
Brett, here is your answer.

https://www.lloydsloadinglist.com/freight-directory/news/%E2%80%98Ever-Given%E2%80%99-vessel-owner-declares-%E2%80%98general-average%E2%80%99/78806.htm

I guess the article that I referred to was written by somebody who is not very versed in Maritime Law, and so am I by the way. It is going to be difficult, as the terminal has already stated that they cannot allocate 9000 units. If I understand the article correctly there is no loss of any cargo, but the cargo owners will be asked to contribute to the cost of the damage, in the widest of terms, caused by the ship.


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: Brett Bachmann on July 29, 2021, 09:46:49 am
Thanks Pieter, I do now recall reading that article. Most insurance will cover GA if you are indeed adequately insured. Depending on your terms of sale...one would be foolish to not include full cover...In a nutshell, GA is : The definition of a general average is: Rule A. “There is a General Average Act, WHEN and ONLY when, any EXTRAORDINARY SACRIFICE or EXPENDITURE is INTENTIONALLY and REASONABLY made or incurred for THE COMMON SAFETY for the purpose of PRESERVING FROM PERIL the property involved in a COMMON MARITIME ADVENTURE”. When the carrier limits liability and seeks monetary contribution from those in the 'common venture'. Failing which, a lien will be placed on the cargo.....hope that helps !  :o


Title: Re: Suez Canal blockage by Ever Given
Post by: davidships on November 14, 2021, 12:19:32 pm
This video has interesting photos of EVER GIVEN in drydock (starting about 4 minutes in)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEo0_A0fLuM (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEo0_A0fLuM)

Even if the presenter doesn't get everything right, it is still illuminating.
Amongst the usual turgid reader-comments, it is confirmed that the "black markings" are indeed stress relief cuts, prior to removal of the forward section - replacement section apparently already fabricated