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Ever Given Crew May Face Arrest, Charges


Another twist to report in the Ever Given story….

If you need to catch up on the full history, including all the strange ties to Obama and Hillary, you can read that here first.

A few days ago, it was reported that the ship was moving again and many thought that might be the end of the story.

Not so fast.

It looks like the story may be headed towards arrests and charges.

Take a look:

People are starting to wise up and ask questions.

Like this:

Great question.

Connect the dots!

From the NY Post:

The Indian crew of the gigantic container ship that was freed after running aground in the Suez Canal may be placed under house arrest – and also could face criminal charges for the mishap, according to a report.

The Indian government and seafarers’ groups are concerned about how the Suez Canal Authority will treat the 25 crew members after the 1,300-foot-long Ever Given was wrenched free Monday, nearly a week after it became lodged, the Times of India reported.

Sources in the shipping industry told the news outlet that the crew could be banned from traveling further and also may ultimately be criminally charged for the mishap.

“There is a clear danger that the crew will be made scapegoats,” Capt. Sanjay Prashar, a member of the National Shipping Board, told the news outlet.

“Firstly, it has to be ascertained as to how the giant ship ran aground. Facts can be checked by examining and listening to conversation in the ship voyage data recorder and one can come to an understanding as to what caused the mishap,” he added.

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, the Ever Given’s technical manager, did not identify the crew members, but said they were “all safe and accounted for and they remain in good health,” the Times of India reported.

“The hard work and tireless professionalism of the master and crew are greatly appreciated,” it added.

The Mumbai-based National Union of Seafarers of India has expressed solidarity with the Indian merchant mariners.

And from the Jerusalem Post, here is more:

The Ever Given may no longer be trapped, but its crew might not be so lucky.

The 25-strong crew of Indian nationals of the massive cargo ship that had blocked the Suez Canal on March 23 and sparked a global economic disaster until it was freed Monday might be facing house arrest or even criminal charges in Egypt, the Times of India reported.

According to shipping industry insiders, it is possible the Ever Given’s captain and some of the crew could be placed under house arrest as an investigation into the accident is launched.

And many in both the shipping industry and the Indian government are worried what will happen.

“There is a clear danger that the crew will be made scapegoats,” National Shipping Board member Capt. Sanjay Prashar told Times of India.

The National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI) have expressed solidarity with the crew of the ship, who are reportedly “fine but stressed,” according to NUSI general secretary Abdulgani Serang.

“They are not alone, and we will support them whenever required and in whatever manner required,” Serang tweeted.
It should be noted that while the 25-man Indian crew was responsible for the ship during its transit, they were not in control of the ship during the accident.

As a canal, the Suez Canal requires local pilots to take the helm in order to navigate the difficult passages. In fact, it has been reported that two Suez pilots were on board the Ever Given at the time.

But while these pilots are trained to face potential disasters, many in the industry have had bad experiences with these pilots in the past. As writer Rose George recounted in an op-ed in The Guardian about one passage through the canal she was part of in 2010, “the pilot we had was too busy eating his way through the entire menu, and dozing, to be particularly commanding.”

Despite this, the Suez Canal Authority’s official policy states that it is the ship’s “original master,” rather than the local pilots, who are responsible for any accidents. As noted by Suez Canal Authority documents posted online by the company Seaways Marine and reported on by the Canadian newspaper National Post, “Masters are held solely responsible for all damage or accidents of whatever kind resulting from the navigation or handling of their vessels directly or indirectly by day or night.” This is because the canal pilots “cannot know the defects or difficulties of maneuverability for every vessel.”
It should be noted that according to Reuters, a formal investigation has been launched Wednesday into how the Ever Given ran aground in the canal, causing an economic crisis that brought global trade to a standstill and may have cost as much as $400 million an hour.

The exact cause of the accident remains unclear, though Suez Canal Authority chairman Osama Rabie has suggested both weather conditions and human error as possible reasons.

My friend Daniel has done some excellent reporting on this story.

Watch here on Rumble for his update:


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