Maritime historian and Campbell University professor Sal Mercogliano, published photos of the damaged Ever Given, that blocked the Suez Canal in March.
Ever Givens suffered the majority of the damage on its bow module and the area around its bow thrusters, as well as around the rudder and propellor.
As Mr. Mercogliano explains, the ship was traveling at almost 13 knots when it hit the eastern bank of the Suez Canal, with the displacement of over 250,000 tonnes so the damage to the bow had to happen.
The photos also show that the bow section had several cracks, the steel was folded, while “something was added” in the front sections to discharge the water.
The plan is to cut the bow off, including the thrusters. They have three replacement modules ready to go for Ever Given. They will inspect for hull damage. Due to the ship’s size, this is considered minor repair. It was referred to as a ‘nose job’
the professor stated.
The giant containership got stuck in the Suez Canal this March, causing a global trade disruption.
After being dislodged, it was held by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) under court, while eEventually, the ship arrived at its planned destination in Rotterdam four months after grounding.
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