Sunday, March 28, 2021

Ummm, About The Captain Of The Suez Blocker: ""EVER GIVEN" ship stranded in Suez Canal shows bad history

 From Egypt Today:

March 2020: It seems that the captain of Choi Kisen Kesha’s ship, EVER GIVEN, which was stranded in the Suez Canal, is used to mismanaging it.

In February 2019, EVER GIVEN collided with a small ferry in Germany's Blankenese and badly damaged it, causing international shipping to stop in the Port of Hamburg. Hamburg is Germany’s largest port, Europe’s third-largest, and ranks 18th in the list of the largest container ports in the world.

The repeated failure to control the ship’s course in light of the bad weather, which is the basis of the "force majeure" led by the same captain, calls for investigation into his error and the safety of the navigation devices of that giant ship. The ship disrupted the Suez Canal in the same way it disrupted the German port of Hamburg in 2019, resulting in a trade disaster....MUCH MORE

Why was he ever given command of this ship?