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 The Ever Given’s prior form…
2019 collision in which the ultra large container ship, Ever Given, collided with a ferry in Germany was also blamed on strong winds, but no misconduct was found. The ultra large container ship, Ever Given, that has just been re-floated after six days aground in the Suez Canal, was involved in a collision with a […]
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Video: We have lift off! The Ever Given is on the move
The maritime industry breathes a sigh of relief as the grounded leviathan, Ever Given, is finally freed from the sandy grasp of the banks of the Suez Canal, six days after running aground. In a short announcement, Leth Agencies, the Norwegian Shipping agent, said on social media that the ultra large container ship, Ever Given, […]
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Video: Boxship bumper cars continue
MSC containership damaged after scraping wharf in Turkey. Reports are emerging of yet another boxship accident, reports Trade Winds. This time it’s the 19,200-TEU MSC Tina that has suffered damage after colliding with a wharf in Turkey’s Ambarli Port. The ultra large container ship hit a pier while going alongside on Saturday night. Footage taken […]
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Tensions rise in the South China Sea
Philippines sends fighters to monitor Chinese militia vessels. The Philippines has sent fighter planes to monitor the large flotilla of Chinese militia vessels that are anchored at Whitsun Reef, reports Reuters. The disputed waters have become a flash point in recent weeks as China sent more than 200 ships to the area which is claimed […]
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Video: Ever Given budges, but not quite enough to re-open Suez Canal
Despite assurances from Egyptian authorities that the Suez Canal will re-open later today, uncertainty persists as to exactly when the strategic waterway will become navigable. The ultra large container ship that has been blocking the Suez Canal for the last week, the Ever Given, has finally moved, but not far enough to allow the re-opening […]
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BREAKING: Suez-canal to reopen Monday
According to Suez Canal Authorities the Ever Given is now free and floating and the canal is to open sometime during Monday. In a statement from SCA the grounded containership Ever Given which has been blocking the Suez Canal since March 23 was finally re-floated at 04.30 am local time. It is currently being secured […]
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Florida threatens to sue CDC for cruise industry block
Florida sued the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for not permitting cruise industry operations. By Michael McGrady, Maritime Direct Americas & Pacific Correspondent TALLAHASSEE — Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, the governor of Florida, announced that his administration intends to sue the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and President Joe Biden’s administration for blocking […]
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BREAKING: Ever Given refloated
The Ever Given was refloated in the early hours of Monday morning according to Inchcape Shipping Services. A total of 15 tugs were used in an overnight operation, making the most of a spring tide. Dredging around the the bow area overnight had given the waterway’s eastern bank a depth of 18m to facilitate the […]
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Five UN agencies want seafarers’ vaccinations
Five staff agencies in the United Nations have openly called for seafarers to be vaccinated. By Michael McGrady, Maritime Direct Americas & Pacific Correspondent GENEVA — The heads of at least five United Nations organizations have all asked for the maritime and air transport industries to prioritize the COVID-19 vaccination, given their key role in […]
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