Taiwan cargo ship stuck in the Suez Canal, two-way traffic is cut off! Taiwan’s transportation department said that strong winds caused stranded
Taiwan’s China Times News and many other Taiwanese media reported on March 24 that Taiwan’s Evergreen Shipping’s ultra-large container ship “Ever Given” was sailing from Yantian, Shenzhen, China, to Rotterdam, the Netherlands on the 23rd. Stuck in the Suez Canal, causing a major two-way traffic jam on this world’s busiest canal. In response, Taiwan’s transportation department “Harbour Bureau” stated that the ship ran aground due to a 42-section crosswind (equivalent to a force 9 wind) yesterday. Eight tugboats have been found to try to tow it back to the original channel, but they were unsuccessful.
China Times News quoted London’s City AM and other foreign media reports on the 23rd that the “Changci” is about 400 meters long, 59 meters wide, and weighs 220,000 tons. It is registered in Panama and is currently operating. One of the largest mega ships. According to the Vessel finder website, the cargo ships before and after the “Changci” were unable to pass and the voyage was delayed. Some analysts say that the prolonged blockade may cause shocks in the global energy market.
The Suez Canal=Marlboro Canal is almost always related to the bad habits of the pilots. Because I have also tasted the bad practices of Egyptian pilots. After pushing the car clock up, it doesn’t care about anything, and then endlessly begging and bargaining. If the captain does not pay attention to controlling the ship at this moment, then the serious accident of the collision with the pier will be realized immediately. The captain can’t escape responsibility anyway. Even though the captain’s statement of the pilot’s behavior, the behavior of the high pilot, and the request for gifts are morally condemned, the bitter fruit is let the captain taste it, because the Egyptian pilot has formed bad habits. The captain of the Shangyamen suffered a loss, because the international law stipulates that the pilot is not liable for financial compensation. In addition, these Egyptians arrived on the boat as if they had entered their own home, regardless of the existence of the owner, “do it yourself, get enough food and clothing”, flip through the drawers, take things casually, make coffee with their own hobbies, and ask for drinks later. I need mineral water for a while, and green tea for a while. Anyway, the boat will last for a minute, without stopping. The detrimental captain must meet his requirements and look at the front of the canal, lest the ship speeds too fast or yaws, causing a safety accident. When the sun goes down, the pilot tells the captain to take out a flag, face the sun, and kneel on the flag to pray. Pilots usually start to entangle with the captain as soon as they step onto the bridge. First, he asks the captain for cigarettes and other gifts. After the captain or some small shortcomings of the ship are discovered by the pilot, he should immediately magnify the shortcomings several times like a bull’s eye. At this point, it depends on the captain’s performance. If the captain’s performance is “good”, he can send out enough gifts immediately. If the captain behaves “badly,” well, he will start to play tricks on the steering wheel and start playing with your captain. The pilot began to send out random commands: “Full left rudder, full right rudder, full right rudder, hold!” This kind of difficult action even a skilled pilot can’t stop the deviation of the ship’s heading. How can it be set? The pilot started to pat the table and asked the captain to change the helmsman immediately. When the captain endured the call to the helmsman one by one to answer the rudder, in the end even the pilot asked to steer. If the captain does not grasp the pilot’s handle, he will quickly succumb to such a rude request. After all, it is important to cross the river. In this way, he filled his purse with cigarettes, and the pilot changed his attitude, allowing you to cross the river under very painful conditions. ——Excerpt from Senior Captain Hu Yuexiang’s “Countermeasures for Captains Crossing the Suez Canal”, the original text see Xinde Maritime