SCA chair claims blames Ever Given's grounding on high speed

In an interview with Reuters, the chair of the Suez Canal Authority blames container ship Ever Given for high speed. The shipowner has recently stated that the port authority failed to prove any faults by the ship. A court hearing is scheduled for Saturday.

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Container ship Ever Given sailed fast and failed to consider bad weather ahead of its grounding and blocking of the Suez Canal, says chair of the Suez Canal Authority, SCA, Osama Rabie.

In an interview with Reuters, the chair says that Ever Given struggled to steer due to its high speed and the size of its rudder. Furthermore, the ship could have opted to choose not to enter the waterway in bad weather, Rabie told Reuters.

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