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Get Suez Ship Afloat - Afloat.ie’s Suggestion

26th March 2021
 They should build coffer dams ahead and astern of the Ever Given
They should build coffer dams ahead and astern of the Ever Given

When Lou Grade produced the unsuccessful and ridiculously expensive movie Raise the Titanic, he said afterwards that it would have cost less to lower the Atlantic.

Afloat.ie’s suggestion for the Ever Given blocked in the Suez Canal is the opposite. They should build coffer dams ahead and astern of the Ever Aground, fill up the new “pond” thereby created until the ship floats, straighten her up, and then remove the coffer dams.

The dams should be built far enough from the ship that she can be moved into water of the proper depth, as sand will have built up directly underneath the vessel with all the faffing around by tugs.

And this is NOT an early April Fool.

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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