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Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:41 PM

Attention bookmakers, an Egyptian official promises Ever Given will be freed over the weekend!

 


Time to start taking bets and calculating the odds! I'll bet "no".

Cargo ship still stuck across Suez Canal, but Egyptian official says it will be freed over weekend

Mohab Mamish, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's advisor on seaports and the former chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, told the AFP news agency on Thursday that navigation through the canal "will resume again within 48-72 hours, maximum."

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Reply Attention bookmakers, an Egyptian official promises Ever Given will be freed over the weekend! (Original post)
Towlie Mar 27 OP
soothsayer Mar 27 #1
Ritabert Mar 27 #2
soothsayer Mar 27 #4
taxi Mar 27 #3
Chautauquas Mar 27 #5
Brother Buzz Mar 27 #6
jmowreader Mar 27 #7
Towlie Mar 28 #9
csziggy Mar 28 #10
2naSalit Mar 27 #8

Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 01:58 PM

1. Gonna scuttle it?

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:07 PM

2. They can't. The canal is too narrow and too shallow.

They might have to unload some cargo containers.

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Response to Ritabert (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:18 PM

4. Yep, I've been following it with great interest!

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:08 PM

3. Navigation throuh the canal is pretty much a given; $2.10 on a $2 Win bet

Passage through the canal is more complicated. Like tonight's Florida Derby

Box the 3-7-10-11 for the Tri and Super.
Don't play ALL-ALL-ALL - there could be a scratch, and they won't all run... (track humor)

7 - Greatest Honour @ 6/5
10 - Spielberg @ 4/1
11 - Papetu @ 15/1
3 - Jirafales @ 30/1

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:42 PM

5. They just need to get this bad boy on the job

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Response to Chautauquas (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 02:51 PM

6. I'm wagering Boaty McBoatface makes it to the rescue first

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 03:25 PM

7. It's very possible

CNN reports that they’ve dredged 706,000 cubic feet of sand from under the ship, the rudders and screws are working, 9000 tons of ballast water have been jettisoned, and they have the most powerful ocean tugs available tied to her. When the tide rises enough to lift the ship even an inch off the bottom, they’ll just nail the gas on those tugs and...out she’ll come.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #7)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 04:28 PM

9. I don't think so. Right now it's about 10:30 PM Sunday evening in Egypt.

 


But I'll admit, they still have an hour and a half.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #9)

Sun Mar 28, 2021, 04:36 PM

10. High tide for the Suez Canal is at 11:23 PM EET

Maybe they can move it then?

If not, let's see what Plan X is!

Tide info from https://www.tide-forecast.com/locations/Suez-Egypt/tides/latest

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Response to Towlie (Original post)

Sat Mar 27, 2021, 04:25 PM

8. ALi Velshi was talking to an expert last night...

About the logistics of the whole thing. He said that the forward third of the hull was on sand and that the removal needed to be done in a methodical fashion to keep the whole thing from rolling over or breaking the hull.

What a mess.

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