Suez Canal reopens after giant stranded ship is freed
29/03/2021 | news | world | 2,225
It took almost a week to dislodge a giant container ship blocking one the world's busiest trade routes.
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Where was Superman!

It was the ideal job, he could have shifted it, flicked a salute to the crew and flew off!.
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29/03/2021 14:22:26 165 8
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We were lied to as children. I don't think he's real.
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29/03/2021 14:23:27 11 0
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More Aqua Man's job I think.
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29/03/2021 14:24:01 12 0
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He’s in self-isolation at the very appropriately named Fortress of Solitude.
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29/03/2021 14:33:43 12 0
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Captain is going to need to be Superman to talk his way out of this one!!
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29/03/2021 14:34:59 14 0
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Thunderbirds are go!
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29/03/2021 14:36:19 2 0
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If you know the flaming lips song Waitin for Superman you will know ‘It’s too heavy for Superman to lift’
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29/03/2021 14:48:18 23 1
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The Chuckle Brothers could fix it. To me...to you
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29/03/2021 19:17:45 9 0
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Superman doesn't do shipping lanes....only Lois Lanes!!!!
29/03/2021 21:40:55 2 0
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Canal Repair Man, how can we ever repay you ?
30/03/2021 07:31:11 0 0
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Yeah. But I’d much rather see Deadpool’s attempt.
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29/03/2021 14:22:16 172 9
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When you think about it, it’s pretty astonishing something like this hasn’t happened before.
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29/03/2021 14:24:40 125 2
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It has, but not to a ship this size.
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29/03/2021 14:25:44 7 0
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If the wind was the real reason of course
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Pip
29/03/2021 14:27:30 4 3
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I wonder just how many nasty little oiks, out there, are looking at this and wondering to themselves, what if...........?
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29/03/2021 14:34:46 37 0
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I had it happen on the Birmingham and Fazeley canal a couple of years ago but the wife did a great job with the barge pole to get me free!!!
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29/03/2021 14:41:09 2 16
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Personally I find it astonishing that less than 100% of ship captains can steer a ship in a straight line.
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Al
29/03/2021 14:22:26 1 7
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Apparently the latest is that wind has blown the vessel across the canal blocking it again!? You'd think in 2021 we would have plans in place for these situations.
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29/03/2021 14:26:32 2 0
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Unfortunately it can can get extremely windy in the area around the Suez canal. Won't take much for such a massive ship with containers stacked very high to succumb to the effects of that
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29/03/2021 14:40:58 0 2
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Fake news.
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29/03/2021 14:53:39 1 0
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What do you suggest?
29/03/2021 17:10:46 1 0
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Methinks someone is telling porkies.
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29/03/2021 14:20:31 82 7
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Where was Superman!

It was the ideal job, he could have shifted it, flicked a salute to the crew and flew off!.
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29/03/2021 14:22:26 165 8
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We were lied to as children. I don't think he's real.
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29/03/2021 14:25:06 17 0
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What!!!!
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29/03/2021 14:47:18 25 1
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WHAT!!!! Superman DOES NOT EXIST????

You will be telling me that Santa and the Easter Bunny don't exist either!

SHAME ON YOU
29/03/2021 22:25:52 2 0
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That's a horrible thing to say. I'm going to HR!
30/03/2021 10:39:03 0 0
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Nooooooooooooooo!
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29/03/2021 14:23:03 90 62
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A container....I mean contender for most pointless hys of the year
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Yet you feel obligated to post.
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But the most entertaining
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Totally agree.
29/03/2021 18:02:55 2 0
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Not completely pointless, if it keeps them away from more serious subjects.
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29/03/2021 14:23:13 7 5
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Surely this episode tells us that until the infrastructure is in place, these shipbuilders need to stick to conventional sized vessels.

The Suez (nor the Panama) was never designed for such behemoths.
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Pip
29/03/2021 14:30:49 3 0
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A small concern, it is a huge vessel, much of the boat was freely floating and part of the boat wasn't, how strong was its back in all this pushing and shoving..........?
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29/03/2021 14:39:21 2 0
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Well actually the Suez Canal has been reconfigured with some entirely new sections and some widened and deepened for exactly this size of ship. The Panama Canal has been rebuilt too, a far more expensive and difficult exercise because of all the locks on it. Maybe now the Canal Authorities will move to ban single engined single screwed vessels, that being the root cause of the present problem.
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29/03/2021 14:43:51 2 0
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Both canals have been widened.
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29/03/2021 14:20:31 82 7
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Where was Superman!

It was the ideal job, he could have shifted it, flicked a salute to the crew and flew off!.
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29/03/2021 14:23:27 11 0
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More Aqua Man's job I think.
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29/03/2021 14:25:16 7 0
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Or even Thor or Magneto would have shifted it no problem.

Admittedly 200,000 tonnes may have been too much for Ironman own his own.
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29/03/2021 16:19:46 3 0
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Yes, but Hulk can do it with one hand
A Dutch tug leading to a happy ending, great. Removed
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Probably had to get it high to get it off.
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Pull the other one.
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29/03/2021 14:34:19 7 1
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Haha, nice one!
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Matron !
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Nothing like good 'old fashioned' hard work!
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29/03/2021 14:43:55 4 2
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Sassi gave credit to Egypt. Odd
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I once had a Dutch tug and that led to a happy ending.
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Disgusting comment. Reported
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29/03/2021 14:57:57 1 1
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there have been many of those Bahhahahaha
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29/03/2021 15:08:48 5 0
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send for Boaty McBoatface !!
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29/03/2021 15:11:30 1 1
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Not only a dutch tug .. A GOOD Cooperation with others made this possible . Not only a dutch tug .. Cooperation with others made this possible .
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29/03/2021 15:13:36 4 0
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Risqué business, pulling something that big
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29/03/2021 15:24:25 3 0
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Ah, English humour, priceless!
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Cloggies have to be good at SOMETHING....
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Ladies and Gents, we have today's winner of the internet!!
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29/03/2021 14:23:36 360 11
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“Bet you can’t do a handbrake turn” ?

“Hold my beer a minute”.
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We’re gonna need a bigger boat!
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29/03/2021 19:25:02 2 0
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Hmmm. We'll need a new term for that. How about 'a sheet-anchor turn'?

??
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29/03/2021 14:24:01 7 2
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Well done to all involved. Hopefully a lesson to be learnt here about preparedness and response to any such future issue. Remember these ships are only getting bigger!
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29/03/2021 14:20:31 82 7
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Where was Superman!

It was the ideal job, he could have shifted it, flicked a salute to the crew and flew off!.
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29/03/2021 14:24:01 12 0
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He’s in self-isolation at the very appropriately named Fortress of Solitude.
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29/03/2021 14:22:16 172 9
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When you think about it, it’s pretty astonishing something like this hasn’t happened before.
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29/03/2021 14:24:40 125 2
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It has, but not to a ship this size.
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29/03/2021 16:19:38 2 1
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Well, it were clear when we came through in 1947. ??
30/03/2021 09:10:41 3 0
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Also highlights how vulnerable Suez and World would be to a terror attack.
3 plus mega ships sunk in canal...
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29/03/2021 14:24:41 5 4
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For ships this big, I would have thought and expected they have specialist pilots on board to guide them through the canal
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29/03/2021 14:26:12 17 3
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They do. There were two on board. It looks as though they messed up.
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29/03/2021 14:26:21 3 0
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They did have pilots on board
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Even experts can get in an accident.
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29/03/2021 14:30:39 3 0
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They do. The passage fee apparently includes a "Suez crew" and a pilot.
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Sam
29/03/2021 14:51:29 0 2
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Didn't it lose power?
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We were lied to as children. I don't think he's real.
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What!!!!
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29/03/2021 14:25:13 3 9
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Surprised it took so long. In the pictures I saw, it only ever looked like a few tug boats were helping and the odd digger on the shore. You would have thought that they would have thrown everything at it considering the global significance of blocking the Canal.
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29/03/2021 14:29:37 11 0
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The Egyptians did throw everything they had at it.

Then the Dutch salvage teams turned up and fixed it, but's it's quite a long way for them you see?
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29/03/2021 14:31:31 3 1
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You can’t exactly fly a tugboat in, and there surely is a limit to how many tugboats you can use before they get in the way of each other
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RPH
29/03/2021 14:32:30 2 0
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Out of interest, is that an informed opinion? How much of an expert in the subject are you?
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29/03/2021 14:32:53 5 0
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Well maybe it might have seemed so, but i'm sure Messers Smit and Boskalis the Dutch firms knew what they were doing:)
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Apparently the bow was wedged on a rock
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Those diggers looked like Dinky Toys.
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29/03/2021 14:48:05 5 0
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If you go back to the start of the wedge it was commented that these super carriers tend to bend a tad in their length and other ships not as big have actually cracked amidships, so with to many tugs pulling the bow and others leaning on the port side it could have cracked ! the tugs were only leaning on it to stop any further movement into the bankside
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29/03/2021 14:23:27 11 0
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More Aqua Man's job I think.
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29/03/2021 14:25:16 7 0
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Or even Thor or Magneto would have shifted it no problem.

Admittedly 200,000 tonnes may have been too much for Ironman own his own.
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29/03/2021 14:35:22 14 6
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Men! Any super female would have guided and advised the crew and stopped the accident happening in the first place.
29/03/2021 16:59:39 4 0
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Magneto was busy playing for Albania last night
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29/03/2021 14:25:29 4 15
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You would think in this day and age with ships that large, that you would actually widen the Suez Canal in the first place so this would not happen. #commonsense.
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29/03/2021 14:28:12 14 0
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They did.
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When does common sense come into anything!! ;-)
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29/03/2021 14:28:41 0 3
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Probably not been done due to the cost to do so being astronomical
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29/03/2021 14:22:16 172 9
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When you think about it, it’s pretty astonishing something like this hasn’t happened before.
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29/03/2021 14:25:44 7 0
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If the wind was the real reason of course
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29/03/2021 16:20:56 0 2
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Too many baked beans!
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29/03/2021 14:26:05 187 9
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I take it Uncle Albert was telling his war stories at the time?
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Uri Geller will take the credit, a shame James Randi still isn't around to debunk this one.
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During the war ; if he’s not careful he’s going to kill him self
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"Remember what he told us about when he went around the Cape of Good Hope? He was 3 months on the same wave!"
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There's an oil rig over there, let's go and ask for directions
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29/03/2021 16:23:32 5 1
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I doubt it, you barely get British seamen anymore, you can't feed them on rice and pay them peanuts.
29/03/2021 19:51:06 0 0
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They tried to get him on naval technicalities like it was in broad daylight.....
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29/03/2021 14:24:41 5 4
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For ships this big, I would have thought and expected they have specialist pilots on board to guide them through the canal
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29/03/2021 14:26:12 17 3
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They do. There were two on board. It looks as though they messed up.
They did,but they had been bribed with alcohol.
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29/03/2021 14:24:41 5 4
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For ships this big, I would have thought and expected they have specialist pilots on board to guide them through the canal
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29/03/2021 14:26:21 3 0
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They did have pilots on board
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29/03/2021 14:26:30 24 27
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Good thing von der leyen wasn't in charge of freeing it. She would have simply left it stuck and hijacked the other ships instead. Merkel would've then told us what a good job she was doing. It's all about proportionality and reciprocity, you see.
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29/03/2021 14:29:09 21 25
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And you probably also believe EU vaccine rollout is a fiasco? Too much Daily Mail.
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It was done by a Dutch salvage company, so still an excellent EU job.
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Ha! Love it... :)
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"The cost of shipping goods to Europe is expected to rise as a result."

Phew! I was afraid that those responsible for not being able to steer their own ship properly might have to pick up the cost.
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The crew don't pilot it, the canal operators are responsible for guiding all ships through.
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No .. Only the cost of shipping goods to the UK is expected to rise now that we now the UK refused to export vaccines to Europe .
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29/03/2021 15:19:53 26 23
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that bodes well now we are looking outside the EU to source more , It was always suggested that Logistic costs for goods coming from further a filed would ultimately cost more. Now we can hide behind the pandemic & the Suez being blocked to explain the coming price increases.
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29/03/2021 15:51:34 9 0
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It was already stated on the day of the event that the wind was to blame, but hey, it's only one of the largest container ships on Earth. If there was any responsibility to be held anywhere it's with dredging, but the Suez is an engineering feat in itself and I can't imagine keeping it clean is a bucket and spade job.
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29/03/2021 15:55:59 13 1
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Pilots are there to advise. The responsibility of the ship remains firmly with the Captain.
The Pilot will not be blamed. The captain will. That’s how it works.
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29/03/2021 16:02:38 10 0
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Ah yes that glorious future where anyone who ever makes a mistake in their job is shot on sight
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29/03/2021 16:05:02 2 1
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Cost of Shipping to Europe has already risen more than 400% since the first so called lock down by the time stuff reaches Europe at this rate it is going to be as expensive as E.U made goods time we started manufacturing more goods in Europe instead of relying on Asian sweat shops and slave labour if we are serious about saving the Planet, Maybe Europeans are just too lazy happy to buy on Amazon.
Indian crew and they acted profesionally......apparently Removed
29/03/2021 17:23:46 2 1
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I believe most businesses keep a weeks supply of goods in hand, so it shouldn't really affect prices. Brexit, covid.. any excuse to make profit from Joe Public :(
29/03/2021 21:01:19 5 0
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I’m guessing you are not a mariner. 99.99% of time, when it goes right, no one even notices or understands what our industry does. When it goes wrong ...suddenly the noise from the uniformed goes up. I’m somewhat embittered by the way seafarers are treated ...generally badly.
30/03/2021 01:21:23 0 0
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Wind did it - not poor seamanship!
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29/03/2021 14:26:45 58 4
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One blast of wind on one ship and the world halts. I like to keep my braces separate from my belt.
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Rse.
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29/03/2021 14:57:17 3 0
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Be some blast of wind to knock that thing off course...
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29/03/2021 15:33:41 7 0
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The braces are there, they're a Good Hope at best though.
29/03/2021 17:16:22 6 1
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It was a freak gust of wind which blew the vodka bottle from the bar, opened the lid, and poured it into the captain :)
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Still quicker than a Royal Mail delivery
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I bet you were up all night thinking of that one..........clown !
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For ships this big, I would have thought and expected they have specialist pilots on board to guide them through the canal
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29/03/2021 14:26:57 4 0
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Even experts can get in an accident.
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29/03/2021 14:27:07 20 22
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Just waiting for someone to come on here and say the blockage was due to Brexit...
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29/03/2021 14:28:12 22 10
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Just waiting for someone to come on here and say the blockage was due to EU.
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29/03/2021 14:28:55 8 10
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It couldn't be. Brexiteers said they were self-sufficient in everything. No need for shipped goods.
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29/03/2021 14:29:25 5 2
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You just have to try and stir it up, don't you?

Rolleyes...
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ARB
29/03/2021 14:29:55 7 4
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It must have been. Everything else is, according to the experts.
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29/03/2021 14:34:27 4 0
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Deffo was that plus El Nino, Mexican Drug Cartels, Jedward and anti vaccers. A powerful combination.
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29/03/2021 14:40:52 3 0
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Obviously it was due to climate change.
A Dutch tug leading to a happy ending, great. Removed
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Probably had to get it high to get it off.
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Never let the work-experience kid steer the ship...
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Are you talking about Bojo? Agreed.
30/03/2021 10:16:39 0 0
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A computer steers the ship, the computers crashed and unsurprisingly, the ship then crashed.
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When you think about it, it’s pretty astonishing something like this hasn’t happened before.
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Pip
29/03/2021 14:27:30 4 3
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I wonder just how many nasty little oiks, out there, are looking at this and wondering to themselves, what if...........?
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29/03/2021 14:27:41 2 10
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If a gust of wind and limited visibility was actually the cause of this incident then marine architects should, hurriedly, return to their drawing boards. Too big, too cumbersome and too dangerous. If, on the other hand, there was more of a human incompetence or neglect reason for the incident then there should be serious punishments all the way from crew to company.
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29/03/2021 14:30:02 5 1
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This is why I suspect the inquiry will almost certainly blame the crew, and not the canal.
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The canal authorities I think provide the pilot for ships using the canal.
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So all those Brexiteers saying we should trade with the other side of the world instead of our geographically closest market the EU might want to reconsider.
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And the prize for most ridiculous shoe-horning of the day goes to....
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29/03/2021 14:31:33 6 2
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Well we can go the other way round. That should sort it. I have heard the earth is like a ball and not flat.
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29/03/2021 14:35:37 3 2
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I'm a firm 'Remainer' and despise what Brexit has done to trade, yet even I have to admit that yours is a very silly comment indeed.
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29/03/2021 14:36:55 3 2
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Like when Macron blocked movement of freight at Christmas. Really useful comment
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29/03/2021 14:39:03 1 2
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Didn't I hear that they're been a tinsy little bit of disruption recently in trade across Europe....
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29/03/2021 14:41:23 5 1
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How old are you lad? 17? Brexit isn't the cause of all the world's problems, you know.
Can you imagine a bomb on a ship like that? Anyone could have come to that ship while it was grounded and tucked one away. Look how many containers there are! Removed
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You talk as if this excites you?
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Hmmmm, more tat on its way then.....
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29/03/2021 15:56:00 40 8
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Sadly there will be a lot of tat as you say, But also a lot of components that are needed to keep production lines going, It is the movement of these goods that keeps the money going around and in to many peoples pocket.
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Never let the work-experience kid steer the ship...
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Are you talking about Bojo? Agreed.
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Nah, that would be a step down from sorting the UK's vaccination program. I hear he's in demand in Europe to try and sort their mess out.
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Seriously you need to get a life.

Employment should be your first step.
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Boy you are a dullard
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No, he was talking about Starmer.
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Have a day off, mate
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Class!
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Strawcat, bringing his anti-Tory rant into every single HYS, no matter what the subject, since 2019
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silly
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Boring!
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Your obsession is getting creepy
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God forbid if it was Corbyn and Abbott they`d fill it with boat people..........
29/03/2021 17:50:07 11 9
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love it ! a cracker ! well said !
29/03/2021 23:05:35 4 1
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No could not have been him as he was having his twice nightly pole dancing lesson.
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Yawn.
Wha? Who? Oh, it’s strawcat again. Sorry, I dozed off.
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29/03/2021 14:28:07 3 4
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Just goes to show how one form of transport can upset the world's trade. Perhaps we should spread the load(s) a bit more, how about using more lorries and planes?........... Sorry got to stop now, my tongue is getting sore in my check.
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29/03/2021 14:33:30 1 3
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That's not really practical given the vast difference in price between shipping, air transport and lorries.
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nah - the lorries don't float too well.
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You would think in this day and age with ships that large, that you would actually widen the Suez Canal in the first place so this would not happen. #commonsense.
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29/03/2021 14:28:12 14 0
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They did.
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29/03/2021 14:27:07 20 22
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Just waiting for someone to come on here and say the blockage was due to Brexit...
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29/03/2021 14:28:12 22 10
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Just waiting for someone to come on here and say the blockage was due to EU.
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29/03/2021 14:31:32 6 3
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Just waiting for someone to come on here and say the blockage was due to Trump...
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29/03/2021 14:25:29 4 15
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You would think in this day and age with ships that large, that you would actually widen the Suez Canal in the first place so this would not happen. #commonsense.
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29/03/2021 14:28:37 0 2
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When does common sense come into anything!! ;-)
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29/03/2021 14:28:46 2 12
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Great news but shows how fragile our trade routes are, particularly now that the US is reliant on the Far East following Brexit.
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29/03/2021 14:30:49 4 3
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Not everything is about Brexit.
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29/03/2021 14:31:01 2 1
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didn't know that the US are reliant on the East following the UK's Brexit...
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29/03/2021 14:34:53 1 0
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Oh yes that's just spot on isn't it. less than 50 years in the single market (less than 30 as the EU) and it will all surely fall apart. After all we didn't really trade much before did we.... oh actually yes we did. Massively and effectively. Please get over it!
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29/03/2021 14:28:50 130 7
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Pivot !!
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29/03/2021 14:41:24 48 5
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Glad I'm working from home so nobody saw me snort my coffee at this!
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jcm
29/03/2021 16:53:23 3 0
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??????
29/03/2021 17:09:08 2 0
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Friends fan?
29/03/2021 19:28:49 1 3
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Pividiot?
29/03/2021 23:31:44 0 0
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???? own up. Did you come up with that?
30/03/2021 08:39:34 0 0
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Thanks Ross
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Al
29/03/2021 14:22:26 1 7
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Apparently the latest is that wind has blown the vessel across the canal blocking it again!? You'd think in 2021 we would have plans in place for these situations.
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29/03/2021 14:26:32 2 0
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Unfortunately it can can get extremely windy in the area around the Suez canal. Won't take much for such a massive ship with containers stacked very high to succumb to the effects of that
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29/03/2021 14:27:26 20 4
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Where were the pirates when you needed them?
29/03/2021 17:29:46 9 0
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Off the coast of Nigeria lying in wait for the ships which decided to turn round and go around the Cape...
29/03/2021 18:08:36 0 1
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I think Captain Pugwash was aboard m'hearties..
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29/03/2021 14:27:07 20 22
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Just waiting for someone to come on here and say the blockage was due to Brexit...
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29/03/2021 14:28:55 8 10
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It couldn't be. Brexiteers said they were self-sufficient in everything. No need for shipped goods.
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29/03/2021 14:26:12 17 3
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They do. There were two on board. It looks as though they messed up.
They did,but they had been bribed with alcohol.
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29/03/2021 14:29:09 103 11
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I would like to see the Captain just calmly steer it back into the bank again
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That would be a great story to tell the grandkids ??
29/03/2021 17:53:02 3 0
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Never mind steering into the bank... The Bank will be empty following this .
Cb
30/03/2021 08:56:59 0 0
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... uncovering a previously undiagnosed inner ear problem ??
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29/03/2021 14:26:30 24 27
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Good thing von der leyen wasn't in charge of freeing it. She would have simply left it stuck and hijacked the other ships instead. Merkel would've then told us what a good job she was doing. It's all about proportionality and reciprocity, you see.
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29/03/2021 14:29:09 21 25
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And you probably also believe EU vaccine rollout is a fiasco? Too much Daily Mail.
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29/03/2021 14:29:14 3 1
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Matalan and Primark shares have just risen 50%
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29/03/2021 14:31:42 1 3
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where as the salaries of their staff in the sweatshops has just halved. What is half of nothing?
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29/03/2021 14:29:20 1 5
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It's 'Forever Given' us some entertainment this past week.
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29/03/2021 14:32:09 2 1
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D-dm... TSSS
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29/03/2021 14:32:23 0 1
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Someone's getting sacked....
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29/03/2021 14:38:35 1 0
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We need a new teapot. My partner said she'd get me one for my birthday so I was looking online at non-Amazon type retailers. Most teapots appear to be made in China... given the Brits' reputation as tea drinkers this doesn't seem right. Any suggestions for a good basic teapot made in the UK (which isn't stupidly expensive)?
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29/03/2021 14:39:16 0 1
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I actually didn't mean to post that team pot comment here... never mind!
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29/03/2021 14:27:07 20 22
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Just waiting for someone to come on here and say the blockage was due to Brexit...
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29/03/2021 14:29:25 5 2
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You just have to try and stir it up, don't you?

Rolleyes...
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BE
29/03/2021 14:25:13 3 9
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Surprised it took so long. In the pictures I saw, it only ever looked like a few tug boats were helping and the odd digger on the shore. You would have thought that they would have thrown everything at it considering the global significance of blocking the Canal.
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29/03/2021 14:29:37 11 0
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The Egyptians did throw everything they had at it.

Then the Dutch salvage teams turned up and fixed it, but's it's quite a long way for them you see?
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29/03/2021 14:27:07 20 22
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Just waiting for someone to come on here and say the blockage was due to Brexit...
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ARB
29/03/2021 14:29:55 7 4
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It must have been. Everything else is, according to the experts.
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29/03/2021 14:27:41 2 10
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If a gust of wind and limited visibility was actually the cause of this incident then marine architects should, hurriedly, return to their drawing boards. Too big, too cumbersome and too dangerous. If, on the other hand, there was more of a human incompetence or neglect reason for the incident then there should be serious punishments all the way from crew to company.
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29/03/2021 14:30:02 5 1
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This is why I suspect the inquiry will almost certainly blame the crew, and not the canal.
A Dutch tug leading to a happy ending, great. Removed
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29/03/2021 14:30:03 13 0
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Pull the other one.
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29/03/2021 14:25:29 4 15
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You would think in this day and age with ships that large, that you would actually widen the Suez Canal in the first place so this would not happen. #commonsense.
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29/03/2021 14:28:41 0 3
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Probably not been done due to the cost to do so being astronomical
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29/03/2021 14:24:41 5 4
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For ships this big, I would have thought and expected they have specialist pilots on board to guide them through the canal
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29/03/2021 14:30:39 3 0
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They do. The passage fee apparently includes a "Suez crew" and a pilot.
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29/03/2021 14:27:46 16 31
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So all those Brexiteers saying we should trade with the other side of the world instead of our geographically closest market the EU might want to reconsider.
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29/03/2021 14:30:45 19 5
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And the prize for most ridiculous shoe-horning of the day goes to....
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29/03/2021 14:35:04 5 1
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ooh i don't know, i saw someone else managed to say that animals over-populating scottish rescue centres was to do with brexiteers earlier.
Can you imagine a bomb on a ship like that? Anyone could have come to that ship while it was grounded and tucked one away. Look how many containers there are! Removed
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29/03/2021 14:30:46 0 2
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You talk as if this excites you?
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MVP
29/03/2021 14:28:46 2 12
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Great news but shows how fragile our trade routes are, particularly now that the US is reliant on the Far East following Brexit.
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29/03/2021 14:30:49 4 3
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Not everything is about Brexit.
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29/03/2021 14:23:13 7 5
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Surely this episode tells us that until the infrastructure is in place, these shipbuilders need to stick to conventional sized vessels.

The Suez (nor the Panama) was never designed for such behemoths.
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Pip
29/03/2021 14:30:49 3 0
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A small concern, it is a huge vessel, much of the boat was freely floating and part of the boat wasn't, how strong was its back in all this pushing and shoving..........?
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THERE ARE MANY COMMENTS MANIPULATED ,HACKED AND CHANGED HERE AND ON YOUTUBE .. PLEASE BBC CHECK THIS !! Removed
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29/03/2021 14:34:08 0 1
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And this is on topic how, oh shouty one?
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MVP
29/03/2021 14:28:46 2 12
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Great news but shows how fragile our trade routes are, particularly now that the US is reliant on the Far East following Brexit.
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29/03/2021 14:31:01 2 1
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didn't know that the US are reliant on the East following the UK's Brexit...
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29/03/2021 14:31:08 824 17
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Thank goodness for that, I was down to my last 400 rolls of toilet paper.
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You
29/03/2021 14:49:16 995 91
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There's always the Daily Mail.
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You
29/03/2021 15:18:59 103 10
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The Sun is excrement to start with, so not worth bothering.
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29/03/2021 16:34:55 12 0
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Printing ink - no need for the Hubble to take a picture of a Black Hole, just take an intimate selfie
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29/03/2021 17:23:54 25 18
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Personally I use the last labour manifesto! Immensely satisfying!
29/03/2021 17:42:02 2 0
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??
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29/03/2021 17:50:21 0 1
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Except most come from Mexico/Central America, where there is a serious proble,m. Get out and buy now!
Ian
29/03/2021 18:50:27 4 0
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We make our toilet paper in the UK using Scandinavian wood.
29/03/2021 19:28:49 0 0
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Watch for the shiny stuff.
29/03/2021 22:27:07 2 0
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Having read through many of the comments below, this is far the best HYS in the last 5 years!

Hilarious comments about carry on films, captain Pugwash and his crew, tugs, seamen, lubrication to clear the passage etc. Best laugh in ages!
30/03/2021 00:02:01 0 0
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mate, it's spring time and Magnolia is blooming, other flowers and leaves....organic and a## smells nice....
30/03/2021 07:02:39 0 0
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Toilet paper is one of the few things we still make in the UK
30/03/2021 07:51:11 0 0
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Toilet rolls are the least thing to worry about at the moment.
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29/03/2021 14:31:08 9 10
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I suspect very few contributors are qualified Martine Pilots (perhaps I'm wrong) - so assuming that, what possible value or point is a HYS?
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29/03/2021 14:32:32 19 2
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Martine?
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ARB
29/03/2021 14:35:40 9 4
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Martine Pilots? Was she the Capitan? Women drivers. Bless em.
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29/03/2021 14:35:58 8 1
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More like a Martini Pilot though....
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29/03/2021 14:38:30 4 3
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Quite newsworthy when such a small incident can affect world trade to the tune of billions.

And, really, are any HYS contributors experts in anything much?
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29/03/2021 14:45:11 7 2
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To give ‘fun sponges’ like you the opportunity to remind us how dull some people are.
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29/03/2021 14:47:36 1 1
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But it's fun! That's why.
Lots n lots of ??
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ARB
29/03/2021 14:52:27 2 0
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It was that Martine Pilots again was it? Last I heard she was drunk in charge of a Pedalow on the serpentine.
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29/03/2021 14:54:48 2 1
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Perhaps if the BBC had enabled this HYS last week, all the qualified Martine / Marine / Maritime Pilots could have made their useful contributions, which the rescue team would then surely have used.

Too late now.
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29/03/2021 14:57:19 1 0
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Typo - should be Martian - the canals on Mars ar many miles wide so you are allowed to go through them sideways.
29/03/2021 18:07:26 0 0
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All of a sudden everyone's an expert - let's bully the dyslexic person with the fat fingers....

Of course, I originally meant to type Marmite!
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BE
29/03/2021 14:25:13 3 9
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Surprised it took so long. In the pictures I saw, it only ever looked like a few tug boats were helping and the odd digger on the shore. You would have thought that they would have thrown everything at it considering the global significance of blocking the Canal.
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29/03/2021 14:31:31 3 1
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You can’t exactly fly a tugboat in, and there surely is a limit to how many tugboats you can use before they get in the way of each other
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29/03/2021 14:28:12 22 10
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Just waiting for someone to come on here and say the blockage was due to EU.
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29/03/2021 14:31:32 6 3
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Just waiting for someone to come on here and say the blockage was due to Trump...
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29/03/2021 14:49:25 5 0
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They definitely blamed the blockage on the wind, but the last time I suffered with wind, I found that a TRUMP cleared the blockage quickly!
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29/03/2021 14:27:46 16 31
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So all those Brexiteers saying we should trade with the other side of the world instead of our geographically closest market the EU might want to reconsider.
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29/03/2021 14:31:33 6 2
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Well we can go the other way round. That should sort it. I have heard the earth is like a ball and not flat.
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29/03/2021 14:29:14 3 1
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Matalan and Primark shares have just risen 50%
68
29/03/2021 14:31:42 1 3
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where as the salaries of their staff in the sweatshops has just halved. What is half of nothing?
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29/03/2021 14:41:09 0 1
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NAAAAAAAAfink.
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29/03/2021 14:31:52 4 1
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This is why Tokyo Drift needs a disclaimer at the end
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29/03/2021 14:31:52 42 12
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That's what happens when you have Brexit, Pandemic, Vaccines and too many HYS about Man United in one year. Seriously the local branch of Terrorists Inc must be thinking...so all I have to do is....
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29/03/2021 14:48:26 43 4
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There will now be a world shortage of WD40.
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29/03/2021 15:20:52 4 2
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Man Utd. (and England judging by last night), are pretty good at going sideways too, not so good forwards though.
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29/03/2021 14:32:04 31 4
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This brought a smile to my face last week. Just when I thought I was having a bad day at work ......
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29/03/2021 14:59:43 36 1
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Yes. Something to be grateful for: I am not the skipper of the Ever Given.
29/03/2021 23:52:09 0 0
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Well, there is a certain captain of a very large ship that had at least one decidedly bad day.
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29/03/2021 14:29:20 1 5
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It's 'Forever Given' us some entertainment this past week.
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29/03/2021 14:32:09 2 1
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D-dm... TSSS
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29/03/2021 14:29:20 1 5
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It's 'Forever Given' us some entertainment this past week.
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29/03/2021 14:32:23 0 1
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Someone's getting sacked....
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LH
29/03/2021 14:37:43 0 1
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... and something's getting dredged!!!
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29/03/2021 14:31:01 3 2
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Yes, but many years ago, as a young merchant navy officer, and sailing from Clydebank to Greenock, I had to take over control from a drunken pilot.
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BE
29/03/2021 14:25:13 3 9
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Surprised it took so long. In the pictures I saw, it only ever looked like a few tug boats were helping and the odd digger on the shore. You would have thought that they would have thrown everything at it considering the global significance of blocking the Canal.
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RPH
29/03/2021 14:32:30 2 0
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Out of interest, is that an informed opinion? How much of an expert in the subject are you?
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29/03/2021 14:31:08 9 10
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I suspect very few contributors are qualified Martine Pilots (perhaps I'm wrong) - so assuming that, what possible value or point is a HYS?
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29/03/2021 14:32:32 19 2
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Martine?
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29/03/2021 14:34:54 0 1
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I think He means Marina.
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29/03/2021 14:35:13 3 1
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I assume it's a typo and they meant to say 'maritime'.
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29/03/2021 14:35:24 12 1
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When autocorrect is affected by a gust of wind?
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29/03/2021 14:37:13 10 1
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On the rocks!!????????
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29/03/2021 14:32:33 0 3
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It's good that it's now moved but Definitely something wrong if one ship getting stuck in the channel having global ramification just go round Africa or through Russia yes it'll add a few days but shouldn't be that a big of a deal.
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LH
29/03/2021 14:36:20 0 1
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Don't tell the Taliban of the problems caused by a single event!!
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29/03/2021 14:40:18 1 2
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ships don't travel well overland. The water north of Russia tends to be blocked with ice. Or do you suggest replacing one ship with 18,000 container lorries?
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BE
29/03/2021 14:25:13 3 9
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Surprised it took so long. In the pictures I saw, it only ever looked like a few tug boats were helping and the odd digger on the shore. You would have thought that they would have thrown everything at it considering the global significance of blocking the Canal.
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29/03/2021 14:32:53 5 0
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Well maybe it might have seemed so, but i'm sure Messers Smit and Boskalis the Dutch firms knew what they were doing:)
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29/03/2021 14:33:07 8 8
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Another HYS full of armchair experts, that know so much more than the people involved...

In other news, the Vatican is a Catholic organisation!
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29/03/2021 14:47:44 1 2
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And there are ursine toilets in the forest.
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29/03/2021 14:49:14 0 0
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Is it????
I thought it was a capital of Holly Sea.
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29/03/2021 14:33:13 1 1
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Global trade so easily disrupted by a gust of wind.
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LH
29/03/2021 14:35:14 5 1
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Wouldn't have happened in the days of sail!!
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29/03/2021 14:33:16 3 2
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Any word from the Met Office about this gust of wind? :-)
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29/03/2021 14:52:33 0 0
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It was biiiig
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hoo
29/03/2021 15:39:29 0 0
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The Met Office wasn't good enough for the Beeb so perhaps the captain was following the MeteoGroup that the Beeb now use, except for Warnings from the Met Office which they have to broadcast by law!
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29/03/2021 14:28:07 3 4
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Just goes to show how one form of transport can upset the world's trade. Perhaps we should spread the load(s) a bit more, how about using more lorries and planes?........... Sorry got to stop now, my tongue is getting sore in my check.
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29/03/2021 14:33:30 1 3
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That's not really practical given the vast difference in price between shipping, air transport and lorries.
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LH
29/03/2021 14:39:14 0 1
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$700,000 JUST to transit Suez!!!
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29/03/2021 14:20:31 82 7
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Where was Superman!

It was the ideal job, he could have shifted it, flicked a salute to the crew and flew off!.
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29/03/2021 14:33:43 12 0
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Captain is going to need to be Superman to talk his way out of this one!!
THERE ARE MANY COMMENTS MANIPULATED ,HACKED AND CHANGED HERE AND ON YOUTUBE .. PLEASE BBC CHECK THIS !! Removed
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29/03/2021 14:34:08 0 1
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And this is on topic how, oh shouty one?
A Dutch tug leading to a happy ending, great. Removed
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29/03/2021 14:34:19 7 1
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Haha, nice one!
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29/03/2021 14:27:07 20 22
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Just waiting for someone to come on here and say the blockage was due to Brexit...
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29/03/2021 14:34:27 4 0
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Deffo was that plus El Nino, Mexican Drug Cartels, Jedward and anti vaccers. A powerful combination.
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29/03/2021 14:34:34 2 1
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Be intrested if the canal authorites don't ask them to send it round the long way next time! Bet the insurers would want that!
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29/03/2021 15:24:53 1 0
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It's not just that one, there's 12 others the same size as well.
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29/03/2021 14:34:38 181 9
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It just shows what can happen if you text while driving.........
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29/03/2021 15:52:34 64 55
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I think he was letting his girl friend have a go !
One doesn't drive a ship, You cretin. Pftttttttttt Removed
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29/03/2021 14:22:16 172 9
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When you think about it, it’s pretty astonishing something like this hasn’t happened before.
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29/03/2021 14:34:46 37 0
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I had it happen on the Birmingham and Fazeley canal a couple of years ago but the wife did a great job with the barge pole to get me free!!!
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29/03/2021 14:42:05 7 1
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LOL...Superwoman then!
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MVP
29/03/2021 14:28:46 2 12
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Great news but shows how fragile our trade routes are, particularly now that the US is reliant on the Far East following Brexit.
90
29/03/2021 14:34:53 1 0
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Oh yes that's just spot on isn't it. less than 50 years in the single market (less than 30 as the EU) and it will all surely fall apart. After all we didn't really trade much before did we.... oh actually yes we did. Massively and effectively. Please get over it!
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29/03/2021 14:32:32 19 2
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Martine?
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29/03/2021 14:34:54 0 1
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I think He means Marina.
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29/03/2021 14:34:57 331 33
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'What do you do with a drunken sailor
What do you do with a drunken sailor
What do you do with a drunken sailor
Early in the morning?

Don't let him near that cargo freighter
Don't let him steer that cargo freighter
Don't let him near that cargo freighter
Early in the morning!'
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29/03/2021 14:48:37 32 8
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?? ?? ??
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29/03/2021 14:51:27 2 0
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Added an extra step to the comedy pecking order, I see:

Reddit -> Social Media -> HYS -> Print media
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29/03/2021 15:27:55 2 0
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Good one mate!!
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29/03/2021 15:35:58 3 0
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Many a true word spoken in jest.
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29/03/2021 16:50:53 5 0
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If only. I'd bet quite a bit that there's no alcohol anywhere near that vessel. Those days are long gone! Regrettably...
30/03/2021 03:30:21 0 0
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Oh ......... SIDney !!!!! [ with acknowledgements to Joyce Grenfell ]
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29/03/2021 14:20:31 82 7
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Where was Superman!

It was the ideal job, he could have shifted it, flicked a salute to the crew and flew off!.
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29/03/2021 14:34:59 14 0
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Thunderbirds are go!
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29/03/2021 14:35:04 614 19
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"If you steer to starboard a bit you can just about see the Pyram.........oops!"
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29/03/2021 14:41:43 115 17
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Brilliant !
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29/03/2021 15:10:42 14 1
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Nice one Diana .....
Francesco Schettino - was it you driving ? Removed
29/03/2021 17:58:52 1 0
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Maybe an extremely loud noise in his ear distracted the pilot as he was concentrating...
29/03/2021 18:30:37 5 0
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best laugh today - thanks
29/03/2021 18:52:54 2 11
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Clearly Diana didn't pay much attention in geography at school. The ship was steaming north so the Pyramids are on the PORT side.
29/03/2021 19:18:52 4 0
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Love this!
29/03/2021 20:33:31 2 0
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To me...to you....to me...
29/03/2021 20:48:48 2 0
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A great new episode for the Navy Lark! The Sunday bright spot.
30/03/2021 08:47:09 0 0
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No 3-point turn here then, hey skip?
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29/03/2021 14:30:45 19 5
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And the prize for most ridiculous shoe-horning of the day goes to....
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29/03/2021 14:35:04 5 1
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ooh i don't know, i saw someone else managed to say that animals over-populating scottish rescue centres was to do with brexiteers earlier.
76
29/03/2021 14:32:32 19 2
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Martine?
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29/03/2021 14:35:13 3 1
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I assume it's a typo and they meant to say 'maritime'.
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29/03/2021 14:35:14 5 3
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Think of all the camels it must have taken to free that boat
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29/03/2021 14:33:13 1 1
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Global trade so easily disrupted by a gust of wind.
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LH
29/03/2021 14:35:14 5 1
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Wouldn't have happened in the days of sail!!
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29/03/2021 14:25:16 7 0
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Or even Thor or Magneto would have shifted it no problem.

Admittedly 200,000 tonnes may have been too much for Ironman own his own.
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29/03/2021 14:35:22 14 6
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Men! Any super female would have guided and advised the crew and stopped the accident happening in the first place.
29/03/2021 19:21:09 3 2
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Unless it required reversing.
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29/03/2021 14:32:12 0 1
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All that sand blowing round had filled up the canal. Time for some dredging.