FORCE Technology experts: High speed likely caused grounding in the Suez Canal
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.
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.
The course consists of a combination of theoretical lessons and practical simulator training. The core value of the course is transforming theoretical hydrodynamic knowledge into manoeuvring skills - the art of ship handling.
Simulator based navigation training
Our training is based on many years of navigational experience and the best pedagogical tools