In a recent statement by Suez Canal Authority Director Osama Rabie, strong winds in sandstorms were not the main reason why EverGiven crashed into the sand, but could be due to technical or technical factors. human.
“Strong winds and sandstorms are not the main cause of the boat getting stranded, it could be due to technical errors or human error,” Rabie said.
Recorded data showed that EverGiven ran at 13.5 Knots at 7:28 am on March 23, just 12 minutes before the accident. This speed is faster than the ceiling of 7.6 Knots, equivalent to 13.8km / h that the Suez Canal allows cargo ships to operate here.
Another equally large cargo ship, Maersk Denver, behind EverGiven, only dared to speed 10.6 Knots at 7:28 a.m. due to the effects of a sandstorm.
According to director Rabie, whatever the cause, all the factors that caused the accident above are also being investigated. When asked when the EverGiven was to be rescued, Rabie said it could be depending on the tide.
EverGiven train with a length of more than 4 folded football fields has blocked the main road of international trade. Suez Canal currently accounts for 12% of the total freight worldwide and an average of 50 ships per day passing here.
The Suez Canal Crisis is blocking the flow of nearly $ 10 billion a day, or about $ 400 million per hour. Currently, about 321 cargo ships are lining up to get clearance through the Suez Canal and this number will increase rapidly day by day.
The rescue of the EverGiven ship took place quite difficult because the low tide caused the ship to run aground. The staff were trying to dig sand to make the boat float and pulled it out of the accident area with a rope. However, the low tide, the sediment drifting and the more water clinging to the bottom of the boat made the rescue process more challenging.
“The soil we are dealing with is very difficult to dig out. While low tide, strong winds, heavy and heavy ships have a huge impact on the rescue,” Mr. Rabie stressed.
Director Rabie said they had dug the void 18 meters deep and hoped to get the ship out of the canal soon. The ship’s rudder and propeller are back on track, but it is still unclear when the ship will be rescued.
According to Mr. Rabie’s estimates, an average of 12-14 million dollars in revenue losses per day to Egypt because of the congestion of the Suez Canal.
“We are continuing to curl the sediment with additional tools,” said President Yukito Higaki of Shoei Kisen, which owns EverGiven, an apology for causing such trouble to the canal as well as delivering brand around the globe.
Up to now, the media have not received any successful news from rescuing EverGiven.
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