Erratic actions of Suez Canal pilots cited as major contribution to Ever Given grounding
The grounding of the 20,000 teu capacity, Evergreen-chartered boxship Ever Given resulted in the closure of the Suez Canal for six days, during which time 400 vessels were prevented from transiting the waterway
The flag state for the vessel Ever Given, which was grounded in 2021, argues local pilots failed to evaluate strong winds and poor visibility. It criticises excess speed and argues that pilots speaking in the local language meant the bridge team were unable to add their expertise as the situation escalated
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