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May 15, 2021

Exactly how was the ship stuck?

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It is well known that The Echo does not publish fake news, so since the Australian media has clearly stated that the ship that blocked the Suez Canal was stuck owing to high winds and a sand storm, as the ship’s owners Evergreen Marine Company reported, then anything to the contrary would be viewed as fake news.

Having worked on the bridge of a large container ship and steered it, and being familiar with autopilots and bow thrusters, it was quite obvious to this writer that the ship was not blown off course by a sand storm as the media reported, and that it was either human or mechanical failure: yes ships have radar, compass and GPS and can see in the dark.

Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority, said today, ‘Strong winds and weather factors were not the main reasons for the ship’s grounding – there may have been technical or human errors.’

The truth always, eventually, comes out no matter how much someone tries to hide it.

Logically the Panama Canal would be the next to be blocked, if the Reset is actually behind all this. The only way the Ever Given got in that position is because the rudder was turned to starboard. If there was any real danger, then ships would be required to be accompanied by tugs.

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