What happened when the 400 m long cargo ship Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal on Tuesday March 23rd 2021? Our experts have recreated the incident in a ship simulator.

29 March 2021

The grounding of 400-meter-long cargo ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal finally seems to be over. The ship has blocked one of the world's most important trade routes for almost a week, and the cause of the accident has been debated. 

FORCE Technology's experts have recreated the incident in our ship simulator, and the simulation shows that high speed and the ship's location some distance from the center line of the canal most likely is to blame.

Watch the Danish news report on the simulation (in Danish).

Training can prevent similar accidents

The ship simulator is usually used for training. We train and retrain many navigators and captains every year, and simulator training is essential for maintaining skills so that situations like the one in the Suez Canal can be avoided.

Read more about our ship simulators and training using simulators.