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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    I'm guessing mostly cholera and other plagues?

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    HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Esq. Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    Nope probably workplace accidents. Astoundingly common for your fellow laborers to die on the job before the modern concept of Workplace Safety came into being.

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    CaedwyrCaedwyr Registered User regular
    For the Panama Canal malaria was a major obstacle.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    This is. I mean it's BAD for global shipping but

    I'm fucking dying laughing, this made my day in so many "WOW" ways

    What the hell are they gonna do to unwedge this? And did the captain and crew in fact abandon ship and immediately assume false names because boy I feel like even the Exxon Valdez and Torrey Canyon folks aren't gonna want to hang with you

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    Mr FuzzbuttMr Fuzzbutt Registered User regular
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    TraceTrace GNU Terry Pratchett; GNU Gus; GNU Carrie Fisher; GNU Adam We Registered User regular
    I wonder how long til we start seeing knock on effects with this.

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    You mean ripple effects? I don't know but it's got to make some waves. Definitely won't be smooth sailing, in fact if they can't get it out soon trade will really be up the creek without a paddle. But I'm sure a ton of people are working hard to get things shipshape.

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    VeagleVeagle Registered User regular
    edited March 2021

    Managed to dig out good part of the bulbous thingy. It's still stuck.

    #Evergiven #SuezCanal #Suez

    SuezDiggerGuy is presumably the guy in the digger.

    Veagle on
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    ProhassProhass Registered User regular
    I’m bracing for the “one diggy boy” memes

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    Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    that digger is doing an incredible job of finally putting the size of this ship into proper perspective for me

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    ShadowhopeShadowhope Baa. Registered User regular
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    Nope probably workplace accidents. Astoundingly common for your fellow laborers to die on the job before the modern concept of Workplace Safety came into being.
    When Tower Bridge was built in London, it took 432 men eight years, and only ten men died building it. It was a marvel of workplace safety for the time.

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    Desert LeviathanDesert Leviathan Registered User regular
    It always freaks me out seeing how narrow those ships get down towards the water line. I can accept intellectually that a lot of very well-educated professionals have put a lot of time and effort into calculating the optimal boat shape, but instinctively it just looks unstable as hell.

    Realizing lately that I don't really trust or respect basically any of the moderators here. So, good luck with life, friends! Hit me up on Twitter @DesertLeviathan
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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    It always freaks me out seeing how narrow those ships get down towards the water line. I can accept intellectually that a lot of very well-educated professionals have put a lot of time and effort into calculating the optimal boat shape, but instinctively it just looks unstable as hell.

    @Usagi please fix ships so Desert Leviathan can sleep at night

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    I feel like the standstill of 10% of global trade warrants more than a guy in an excavator

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    Watching ships go by along the Straits of Malacca while I'm on the water in a lil six person outrigger is really something

    By which I mean my biggest goal is to stay the fuck away from the shipping lanes because they are huge and move surprisingly quickly and are shall we say not great at the tight turns or fast stops

    Also I guess the marine police would yell at us but mostly it's the desire not to die

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    I feel like the standstill of 10% of global trade warrants more than a guy in an excavator

    There's a matter of getting the necessary equipment *to* there.

    There was talk about unloading some of the containers to make the ship lighter and hopefully float it up off the bottom, but even that requires transporting and assembling one or more cranes and that's not a fast process

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    Nope probably workplace accidents. Astoundingly common for your fellow laborers to die on the job before the modern concept of Workplace Safety came into being.

    Canal building is also fucking treacherous and no one actually knew how to do it. Loads of trial and error went into the Suez canal and then many of the same people in charge of it still were consulted on the Panama canal despite genocide-level worker deaths. Pretty sure both companies that initiated construction on both canals went bankrupt.

    Canals are bad

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    I feel like the standstill of 10% of global trade warrants more than a guy in an excavator

    That’s not just *a* guy

    It’s Suez. Digger. Guy.

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    I feel like the standstill of 10% of global trade warrants more than a guy in an excavator

    There's a matter of getting the necessary equipment *to* there.

    There was talk about unloading some of the containers to make the ship lighter and hopefully float it up off the bottom, but even that requires transporting and assembling one or more cranes and that's not a fast process

    yeah, but the suez canal isn't some unknown area that's difficult to get to

    nations should be chomping at the bit to get equipment there yesterday

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    I feel like the standstill of 10% of global trade warrants more than a guy in an excavator

    There's a matter of getting the necessary equipment *to* there.

    There was talk about unloading some of the containers to make the ship lighter and hopefully float it up off the bottom, but even that requires transporting and assembling one or more cranes and that's not a fast process

    yeah, but the suez canal isn't some unknown area that's difficult to get to

    nations should be chomping at the bit to get equipment there yesterday

    sure but strong desire doesn't translate well into increased speed to move equipment that weighs tons

    plus i doubt anyone saw this as a real possibility so i can't imagine stuff is set to go in the evetuality

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    Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    I feel like the standstill of 10% of global trade warrants more than a guy in an excavator

    That’s not just *a* guy

    It’s Suez. Digger. Guy.

    I like the idea that this guy has had that Twitter account for years and never had anything interesting to post until now and is just so pleased with these events.

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    I feel like the standstill of 10% of global trade warrants more than a guy in an excavator

    That’s not just *a* guy

    It’s Suez. Digger. Guy.

    I like the idea that this guy has had that Twitter account for years and never had anything interesting to post until now and is just so pleased with these events.

    It's not even his job, he was just hanging out with his excavator and then when he heard about the ship crashing his eyes lit up

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    turtleantturtleant Gunpla Dad is the best.Registered User regular
    The boat is to big to be going down the canal anyway, right? What if they unstick it and it goes another couple miles and gets lodged again?

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    DirtyboyDirtyboy Registered User regular
    It always freaks me out seeing how narrow those ships get down towards the water line. I can accept intellectually that a lot of very well-educated professionals have put a lot of time and effort into calculating the optimal boat shape, but instinctively it just looks unstable as hell.

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    ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    turtleant wrote: »
    The boat is to big to be going down the canal anyway, right? What if they unstick it and it goes another couple miles and gets lodged again?

    It wasn't even halfway, I assume they're gonna turn it back around.

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Dirtyboy wrote: »
    It always freaks me out seeing how narrow those ships get down towards the water line. I can accept intellectually that a lot of very well-educated professionals have put a lot of time and effort into calculating the optimal boat shape, but instinctively it just looks unstable as hell.

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Golden_Ray#Capsizing

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    MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
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    I solved their problem.

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    Scooter wrote: »
    turtleant wrote: »
    The boat is to big to be going down the canal anyway, right? What if they unstick it and it goes another couple miles and gets lodged again?

    It wasn't even halfway, I assume they're gonna turn it back around.

    Isn't it too big to turn around in the canal? Like, isn't that part of why it got stuck?

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    DirtyboyDirtyboy Registered User regular
    An update was saying the main problem is the front and the back ends of ship are grounded and that it could take weeks to get it unstuck as they may have to offload cargo and fuel.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    why don't they just blow it up

    if video game have taught me anything it's that if you blow something up in turns into a bunch of coins who doesn't love coins

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Hacksaw wrote: »
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    This is up there with all those limited edition Goku's at the bottom of the ocean

    I'm sorry what

    https://kotaku.com/rare-gokus-possibly-lost-at-sea-after-major-shipping-ac-1845936108


    Close to what @Pinfeldorf said, except it was limited edition figurines. I couldn't find any followup to see if they were among the containers lost.

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    KadithKadith Registered User regular
    Here is a good article explaining what probably happened

    https://www.ft.com/content/171c92ec-0a44-4dc5-acab-81ee2620d3c1

    Even if the crew made an avoidable mistake, boat too big.

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    JedocJedoc In the scuppers with the staggers and jagsRegistered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    I feel like the standstill of 10% of global trade warrants more than a guy in an excavator

    There's a matter of getting the necessary equipment *to* there.

    There was talk about unloading some of the containers to make the ship lighter and hopefully float it up off the bottom, but even that requires transporting and assembling one or more cranes and that's not a fast process

    yeah, but the suez canal isn't some unknown area that's difficult to get to

    nations should be chomping at the bit to get equipment there yesterday

    There's only one road leading there, and there's a semi jackknifed on it.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    Jedoc wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    I feel like the standstill of 10% of global trade warrants more than a guy in an excavator

    There's a matter of getting the necessary equipment *to* there.

    There was talk about unloading some of the containers to make the ship lighter and hopefully float it up off the bottom, but even that requires transporting and assembling one or more cranes and that's not a fast process

    yeah, but the suez canal isn't some unknown area that's difficult to get to

    nations should be chomping at the bit to get equipment there yesterday

    There's only one road leading there, and there's a semi jackknifed on it.

    ah, a conspiracy

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    CarpyCarpy Registered User regular
    Kadith wrote: »
    Here is a good article explaining what probably happened

    https://www.ft.com/content/171c92ec-0a44-4dc5-acab-81ee2620d3c1

    Even if the crew made an avoidable mistake, boat too big.

    That's paywalled for me but here's a Twitter thread with the summary. Tweeter is an FT editor.



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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    edited March 2021
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Fearghaill wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    I feel like the standstill of 10% of global trade warrants more than a guy in an excavator

    There's a matter of getting the necessary equipment *to* there.

    There was talk about unloading some of the containers to make the ship lighter and hopefully float it up off the bottom, but even that requires transporting and assembling one or more cranes and that's not a fast process

    yeah, but the suez canal isn't some unknown area that's difficult to get to

    nations should be chomping at the bit to get equipment there yesterday

    Champing at the bit

    English is a dumb language

    PiptheFair on
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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Also unloading equipment is difficult when shipping lanes are congested

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Carpy wrote: »
    Kadith wrote: »
    Here is a good article explaining what probably happened

    https://www.ft.com/content/171c92ec-0a44-4dc5-acab-81ee2620d3c1

    Even if the crew made an avoidable mistake, boat too big.

    That's paywalled for me but here's a Twitter thread with the summary. Tweeter is an FT editor.



    So you're telling me this whole incident is basically the 5'8" Bridge Videos on a grander scale

    "I can totally fit!"

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Carpy wrote: »
    Kadith wrote: »
    Here is a good article explaining what probably happened

    https://www.ft.com/content/171c92ec-0a44-4dc5-acab-81ee2620d3c1

    Even if the crew made an avoidable mistake, boat too big.

    That's paywalled for me but here's a Twitter thread with the summary. Tweeter is an FT editor.



    So you're telling me this whole incident is basically the 5'8" Bridge Videos on a grander scale

    "I can totally fit!"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USu8vT_tfdw&t=338s

    you rang?

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    DirtyboyDirtyboy Registered User regular
    Corinth Canal.

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