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    Quote Originally Posted by Subman View Post
    There is, however, a bit of an exception for the Panama Canal, and entering and leaving drydock.
    Might there also be a similar exception for the Suez canal? I am sure this will all be sorted out, probably to nobody's satisfaction, when the lawyers are yelling at each other in a half dozen languages. Interesting: Japanese owned, Taiwanese operated, Panamanian registration, with an Indian crew, in Egypt, blocking ships from a few dozen countries.
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    Truth Begins to Emerge: "Human Error"

    It always takes a while to get to this point:

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    Here is a link to the whole article which provides a lot of useful information:

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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I understand they almost have it moved out of the way. They called in the big gun.....
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    Just wait. They might tip it over. They removed tons and tons of ballast water to lighten the ship. The ballast tanks are at the bottom of the hull. This of course makes it more top heavy than it already was. They do understand the risk, but still ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Might there also be a similar exception for the Suez canal? I am sure this will all be sorted out, probably to nobody's satisfaction, when the lawyers are yelling at each other in a half dozen languages. Interesting: Japanese owned, Taiwanese operated, Panamanian registration, with an Indian crew, in Egypt, blocking ships from a few dozen countries.
    Oh, I bet several lawyers will be very satisfied when this is sorted out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    .......... I would guess they are apologizing because it is the right thing to do when there is an accident.

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    I heard they got it unstuck. It was on one of our local news channels.

    I read earlier that the "spring" tides would top out on Tuesday night, so that may have made a difference.

    P.S. ABC News and Yahoo News reported it as well.

    It will be interesting to read some of the technical after reports.

    The carrier has been towed to the Bitter Lakes, where it will be inspected for seaworthiness.
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    Apparently boats are moving now.
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    Now is the time for an enterprising entrepreneur to step in. This may just provide an opportunity to make a few bucks. How about selling souvenirs of the grounding; small packets of the sand that was removed to float the ship, t-shirts commemorating the grounding or a miniature model of the ship inside a small liquid filled ball. There must be profit in this for someone other than the tort lawyers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    There must be profit in this for someone other than the tort lawyers.
    The damages are going to be stupefying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rinty View Post
    The damages are going to be stupefying.
    Not only to the economy and the shipping industry, but also to the vessel. Highly likely it will need to go to a dry dock to for a full inspection as the forces needed to get that vessel off the sand could have damaged some of the hull plating/frames. A few divers will be sent in at first but they can only see/do so much and if welding is needed, this has to happen out of the water.....
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