This....looks like a job for......SUPERMAN! Or Thunderbirds are GO! Not sure which. I need to get out more.It's a newer ship. One of the largest in the world.
Not the first ship getting stuck it happens all over the world every few years. Got stuck in the more narrow area of the canal.
I read yesterday they are afraid it will break in half. Front and rear are stuck on land. The middle is under a ton of stress with all that weight pushing down.
No one knows if there are cranes tall enough to try unloading some of the containers. The next idea is heavy lift helicopters. That would be an interesting sight.
Yup, like empire state building on it's side.That was quite the ship. Holy cow, it was like a highrise building floating in the ocean. Or NOT floating I guess. Lol
Speed traps for cargo ships. Speed limit: 3 KPS. Knots per hr. LOL! It was said they were losing $9 B-illion a DAY, just this one ship!Yup, like empire state building on it's side.
There is an even bigger ship built last year. Hopefully they navigate better on that one!
I read today that they were speeding on the canal before they went sideways. Probably some sort of fine charged to company over this especially if they were acting dumb ahead of time.
My bad. I thought it was just figured on the goods in that one load, being tied up every day.This $9B a day is the amount of FREIGHT that is transported through Suez every day. They're just delayed for a few weeks that's all. It will be at least a month or two before everything gets back to normal: all delayed ships arriving at the same time in a harbor, that's not good, there will be a line. Those ships not getting back to China for the next load, depending on your point of view of course, also not good.
But hey, there is this wonderful acronym I remember from working in the world of computers for almost 50 years: SPOF, Single Point Of Failure. The world is very lucky that they were able to get this ship floating again, can you imagine what it would do to world trade if it would have had to be cut in pieces to open up Suez? Scary.
Will countries and companies learn from this? I doubt it.