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Quarrel between pilots may explain Ever Given's grounding

A quarrel between two pilots on board Ever Given over how the ship should be steered through harsh weather in the Suez Canal may have led to the grounding, reports Bloomberg based on court documents.

Photo: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

A quarrel between two Egyptian pilots may have contributed to the Suez Canal being closed for traffic for nearly a week in late March, writes Bloomberg based on the testimony of witnesses in a trial in Egypt trying to place responsibility between the parties for the costly incident.

The two Egyptian pilots who, on behalf of the Suez Canal Authority, SCA, were tasked with steering the large container ship Ever Given through the important waterway, disagreed on how the ship should be guided in the harsh weather.

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