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Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021

Charley Noble 26 Mar 21 - 09:26 PM
Charley Noble 27 Mar 21 - 11:02 AM
GUEST,henryp 27 Mar 21 - 11:10 AM
Jack Campin 27 Mar 21 - 12:49 PM
Mo the caller 28 Mar 21 - 03:48 AM
Joe Offer 28 Mar 21 - 04:50 AM
GUEST,Bradfordian 28 Mar 21 - 06:16 AM
leeneia 28 Mar 21 - 02:28 PM
Mrrzy 28 Mar 21 - 02:33 PM
leeneia 28 Mar 21 - 02:42 PM
GUEST,# 28 Mar 21 - 02:53 PM
Joe Offer 28 Mar 21 - 02:59 PM
GUEST,henryp 29 Mar 21 - 12:44 AM
Jack Campin 29 Mar 21 - 02:38 AM
Mrrzy 29 Mar 21 - 09:11 AM
Daniel Kelly 29 Mar 21 - 09:30 AM
GUEST 29 Mar 21 - 10:44 AM
leeneia 29 Mar 21 - 11:24 AM
GUEST,henryp 01 Apr 21 - 02:50 AM
Charley Noble 03 Apr 21 - 11:49 AM
Charley Noble 03 Apr 21 - 11:53 AM
GUEST,henryp 03 Apr 21 - 12:45 PM
Charley Noble 04 Apr 21 - 11:15 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: The Even Given Disaster-2021
From: Charley Noble
Date: 26 Mar 21 - 09:26 PM

This song is incomplete and needs some more verses:

"Ever Given" Disaster

We was ninety miles from Port Suez,
Forget it I never shall;
What a terrible time we had that morn
On the old Suez Canal, me boys,
On the old Suez Canal!

The wind it was a-rising,
The sand was blowing free;
The pilots on the flying bridge
The bow they could not see;
A hefty gust then struck the ship
And she nosed into the bank;
Her stern swung out the other way
And the “Ever Given” was tanked, me boys,
The “Ever Given” was tanked.

Well, first we tried her full astern
But found it was no go;
Then we tried the bow thrusters
But she never stirred no mo';
Then a salvage tug latched on her stern
And tried to swing her round,
But the hawser bitts ripped off her deck
And she would not leave the ground, me boys,
She would not leave the ground.

The tune, of course, is from "The Erie-e Canal."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: Charley Noble
Date: 27 Mar 21 - 11:02 AM

Correction for line 1:

We was four miles north of Port Suez,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 27 Mar 21 - 11:10 AM

We'll have to excavate the banks
To free her where she's bound
We'll have to dredge from stem to stern
And try to swing her round
And then if she still is fast
We'll have to get a crane
And take containers from her deck
To float her once again, me boys
To float her once again

To be continued


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: Jack Campin
Date: 27 Mar 21 - 12:49 PM

This needs a verse:

The Great Dildo Famine of 2021


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: Mo the caller
Date: 28 Mar 21 - 03:48 AM

The picture in the Guardian shows a ship with EVERGREEN painten on it???


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Mar 21 - 04:50 AM

Evergreen is the shipping company. You'll see that name everywhere in major seaports. The name of the ship is Ever Given, one of the largest ships in the world.

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: GUEST,Bradfordian
Date: 28 Mar 21 - 06:16 AM

Daniel Kelly’s take on the Suez Canal debacle


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: leeneia
Date: 28 Mar 21 - 02:28 PM

It took seven tugs and a dredge digger to swing the ship around.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: Mrrzy
Date: 28 Mar 21 - 02:33 PM

The tugs they came from north and south
And the dredgers from the sea
But the Ever Given blocked that mouth
The canal was still not free, me boys,
The canal was still not free

Our ships are blocked from moving on
And their goods are stuck as well
If the Ever Given isn't gone
All the profits go to hell

...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: leeneia
Date: 28 Mar 21 - 02:42 PM

Here's a YouTube video of the tugs at work.


tugging away

I'd like to learn what they are communicating with all that horn-blowing. At first I felt scoffy, but then I realized that no other method communicates as fast.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: GUEST,#
Date: 28 Mar 21 - 02:53 PM

https://www.boatus.org/study-guide/navigation/sounds/

https://www.boatus.org/study-guide/navigation/sounds/

I hope that link is of some help.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: Joe Offer
Date: 28 Mar 21 - 02:59 PM

Somebody informed me that there is a "Suez Sea Shanty" by Sophia Smith Galer. It's on TikTok, which seems to be the current home of digital sea songs nowadays.

https://www.tiktok.com/@sophiasmithgaler/video/6944316550128110854


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 12:44 AM

The ship pumped ballast water out
They dredged both day and night
At high tide fourteen tugs would pull
And push with all their might
Shipping agents held their breath =
The great ship floated free
And captains trapped in the canal
Prepared to put to sea


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: Jack Campin
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 02:38 AM

The tug horns sound amazing. Ship horns have occasionally been used in musical compositions, I hope somebody's sampling.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: Mrrzy
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 09:11 AM

Oh the ship's stern is a-risin' but the bow is still too low
I scarecely think that all that drink
Will be enough to go-o-o-o
And let the Suez flow

[Intermediate chorus]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: Daniel Kelly
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 09:30 AM

Great work Charley, I started with the Erie Canal song to try and write my parody but had no luck.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 10:44 AM

BBC News; Suez Canal: Giant ship blocking Suez Canal finally freed Published 9 minutes ago

Peter Berdowski, CEO of Dutch salvage company Boskalis, said the Ever Given had been refloated at 15:05 (13:05 GMT) on Monday, "thereby making free passage through the Suez Canal possible again".


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: leeneia
Date: 29 Mar 21 - 11:24 AM

Thanks for the link about horn blasts, Guest #. I had no idea.

Now, the rules on the BoatUS site are for vessels which are leaving the dock or overtaking another vessel. The tugboats in the video aren't doing anything like that, so I suppose tugs have special signals. Perhaps since the situation was unusual, the operators had agreed-upon signals just for the job in hand.

What was unusual? Enormous boat sideways in a small body of water with its bulbous bow stuck deeply in sand, probably clayey sand.

Jack, I agree about the sounds being recorded.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 01 Apr 21 - 02:50 AM

The Guardian today by Lirpa Lofi

'Suez 2'? Ever Given grounding prompts plan for canal along Egypt-Israel border

The canal would run in a near straight line into the Gulf of Aqaba in the Red Sea.

“Technology has moved on considerably since the excavation of the first canal in the 1850s,” said the study’s author, Iver Shovel.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Apr 21 - 11:49 AM

Here's what I've ended up with:

By Charlie Ipcar, March 26-30, 2021
Tune: traditional “The Erie-e Canal”

“Ever Given” Grounding

We was four miles north of Port Suez,
Forget it I never shall;
What a terrible time we had that morn
On the old Suez Canal, me boys,
On the old Suez Canal!

Now the wind it was a-rising,
The sand was blowing free;
The pilots on the flying bridge
Were so blind they could not see;
A hefty gust then struck our ship
And she nosed into the bank;
Her stern swung out the other way--
“Ever Given” was tanked, me boys,
“Ever Given” was tanked.

Well, first we tried her full astern
But found it was no go;
Then we tried the bow thrusters
But she never stirred no mo';
Then a salvage tug latched on her stern
And tried to swing her round,
But the hawser bitts ripped off her deck;
She would not leave the ground, me boys,
She would not leave the ground.

Then the backhoes dug her bow out,
And they brought in The Big Suck,
But even with ten tugs a-hauling,
The ship she just stayed stuck;
So they pumped out all the ballast,
Awaiting the rising tide,
While the crew on deck did their bit,
Racing from side to side, me boys,
Racing from side to side.

As the sun came up on the sixth day
Her stern shifted from the muck,
And with eleven tugs pushing and pulling
They got her bow unstuck;
The crews were all a-cheering,
Tug whistles blared to the shore;
She’s bound for the Great Bitter Lake;
She’ll not return more, me boys,
She’ll not return no more.

Thanks for the suggestions.

Cheerily,
Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: Charley Noble
Date: 03 Apr 21 - 11:53 AM

Typo alert in next to last line. Should read:

She'll not return NO more, me boys...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 03 Apr 21 - 12:45 PM

The Loadstar 1 April; For the vessel, now at anchor at the Bitter Lakes area undergoing technical inspections, a possible date of departure to ports of discharge has yet to be set. While the backlog of vessels waiting to transit Suez is now expected to be cleared over the next couple of days, shippers and freight forwarders with cargo on the Ever Given could be in for a long wait for it to be released.

As the investigation into the grounding of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal begins, the vessel's Japanese owner, Shoe Kisen, this morning declared General Average. This leaves shippers with uninsured cargo highly vulnerable to losing it, as the owner can hold the goods under lien until the deposit is paid. Shippers with insured goods will have those deposits covered by their insurers.

The last time General Average was declared was following the 2018 fire on board the Maersk Honam. After declaring GA, the adjustor fixed the salvage security at 42.5% of cargo value and 11.5% as a GA deposit – this meant a shipper with a cargo worth $100,000 needed to pay a combined deposit of $54,000 to get its cargo released.

BBC News Published 2 hours ago Suez Canal traffic jam caused by stuck ship Ever Given 'cleared'. More than 400 vessels were left waiting at either end of the canal when the 400m-long Ever Given became wedged across it on 23 March. But Egypt's Suez Canal Authority says the shipping traffic jam is now over.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Apr 21 - 11:15 AM

Henry,

Thanks for the update for what's happening in the Great Bitter Lake.

The last time I recall a song mentioning "losing its average" was a train song, maybe Old Ninety-Seven" or "Casey Jones." I can't say that I ever understood the phrase.

However, I think my ballad is long enough as it is unless something really dramatic happens.

Cheerily,
Charlie Ipcar


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: leeneia
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 10:39 AM

Thanks for the song, Charlie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: The Ever Given Disaster-2021
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Apr 21 - 10:58 AM

Leeneia,

You're more than welcome!

Cheerily,
Charlie


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