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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #90 on: 27 March 2021, 23:48:52 »

It's in their interests to get it cleared as presumably they can only charge for ships that actually get through the canal...

Imagine abandoning an artic across the Dartford Crossing tolls... They'd have it moved before lunch ;D

I'll guess that the shipping companies pre-pay for transit through the canal.  Even if that's a few tens of thousands of pounds, it will be refunded as the ship was unable to pass (much like buying an airline ticket, but the runway is unusable).

That's just a drop in the ocean... what about all the goods, the port fee's, the fuel costs, the staff wages?


also modern shipping is run to very tight schedules, so there will be a number of ships that will miss their booked slots at various ports throughout the word. You can't just unload a fully loaded ship. The knock-on effects of this will continue for months.
Yes and no... The whole queue has been delayed so they'll all, more or less, be in order when they arrive..
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #91 on: 28 March 2021, 00:24:59 »

Has anyone else noticed that there are two ships stuck in the Suez Canal ?

One is called EVERGREEN and one is called EVERGIVEN .
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #92 on: 28 March 2021, 00:33:43 »

Has anyone else noticed that there are two ships stuck in the Suez Canal ?

One is called EVERGREEN and one is called EVERGIVEN .
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The M/V Ever Given happens to be owned and operated by Ever Green, a mahoosive shipping/distribution company in Taiwan iirc...

Ever Green decided that their corporate markings should include splattering the company name along the side of their ships in sodding great big letters as part of their overall corporate branding...
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #93 on: 28 March 2021, 10:43:17 »

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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #94 on: 28 March 2021, 17:00:05 »

Apparently the bow is wedged 15 metres into the mud/sand and itís going to need a 33,000 draw pull to dislodge it! Good luck there because the most powerful tug in existence can only manage 423 tons, thereís a high tide due they say surely only buoyancy can get it out
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #95 on: 28 March 2021, 17:08:14 »

Apparently the bow is wedged 15 metres into the mud/sand and itís going to need a 33,000 draw pull to dislodge it! Good luck there because the most powerful tug in existence can only manage 423 tons, thereís a high tide due they say surely only buoyancy can get it out


It's also beached at both ends - 76metres at the front - with the centre unsupported in a manner it isn't designed for. You can't dig that out easily. It weighs 250,000tonnes, is 60m wide, and 50 high above the waterline which means you can't 'just' drag it out even if you had the power and space available, and it can't be unloaded without building extensive cranes spanning the canal.
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #96 on: 28 March 2021, 17:18:31 »

Indeed thatís what Iím saying... what about temporary damming the canal in front of it big undertaking but safer?  Oh update on the tug thereís a more powerful one now, the island victory, 477 ton draw pull.
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #97 on: 29 March 2021, 16:18:15 »

Freed and moving under her own power, with several tugs in tow to keep her in the channel  ::)

Hopefully fuel will come back down a bit again  :-\
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #98 on: 29 March 2021, 16:31:00 »

Sadly thatís a bit unlikely  :(
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #99 on: 29 March 2021, 17:11:38 »

Freed and moving under her own power, with several tugs in tow to keep her in the channel  ::)

Hopefully fuel will come back down a bit again  :-\
Fuel never went up, did it? Certainly not around here.
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #100 on: 29 March 2021, 18:00:45 »

Stayed same price here too. Maybe increases feed in a week or so in arrears?
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« Reply #101 on: 29 March 2021, 18:01:48 »

Stayed same price here too. Maybe increases feed in a week or so in arrears?
Crude hasn't budged.
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #102 on: 29 March 2021, 18:14:11 »

It's gone up a couple of pence round here between my last two tanks :-\
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Re: Bad Parking
« Reply #103 on: 29 March 2021, 20:10:37 »

Ahh tanks are notoriously heavy on fuel  ::) ;D ;D
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« Reply #104 on: 29 March 2021, 20:12:41 »

Ahh tanks are notoriously heavy on fuel  ::) ;D ;D
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