The Suez Canal crisis may be a “human or technical error,” and this is one of the hypotheses that the Canal Authority is investigating. Lieutenant-General Osama Rabie, head of the entity, told the press this Do not believe that the grounding was ever caused only by strong windsAs it was said at the beginning.
Meanwhile, The giant container ship was suspended in the Suez Canal for the fifth consecutive day. The Egyptian authorities made new attempts to float the ship, on Saturday, but the operation was prolonged and the blockade is likely to last for several days.
It also considered removing its cargo because the dredging was not sufficient to transport the container vessel owned by the Japanese company Shoy Kisen.
Some shipping companies have already begun diverting their ships across the road around Africa. Although it is longer and more complex. But time is short, and the supply chain is waiting and threatening to wreak havoc in the global economy.
This is not the first incident ever
The Evergiven, a vessel flying the Panama flag and transporting goods between Asia and Europe, had an accident in northern Germany in early 2019.
The cargo ship collided with a small ferry that was moored on the River Elbe in the coastal city of Hamburg. There were no passengers on the ferry at the time and there were no injuries, but the collision caused severe damage to the vessel.
The Hamburg Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation against the captain and the captain of the ship on suspicion of endangering marine traffic, but closed it in March 2020 due to a lack of evidence.
(With information from euronews)