Grounded Ship blocking Suez Canal in both directions

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Ever Forward’s pilot was looking at cellphone moments before the container ship grounded, according to U.S. Coast Guard
Alicensed Maryland state pilot was looking at his cellphone at approximately 8:17 p.m. March 13, as he guided an aircraft carrier-sized container ship through the Chesapeake Bay, according to a statement from an officer on board, which was cited in a U.S. Coast Guard report.

One minute later, the 1,095-foot ship had run aground.

That ship, the Ever Forward, spent 35 days stuck off the Anne Arundel County shore in March and April and now, nearly nine months later, the Coast Guard has revealed the cause of the grounding in a 27-page report Tuesday.
Ever Forward’s pilot was looking at cellphone moments before the container ship grounded, according to U.S. Coast Guard (msn.com)
 

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Does that sound like something broke / stopped working or negligence?
Hey Boss,
It’s really really difficult to say until more is known. The article states the ship swung wide on the turn.
Could have been the pilot didn’t didn’t anticipate a sluggish turn caused by wind (those big box ships are like giant sails, could have have to much speed going into the turn, current could have played a factor.
Mechanical failure is certainly a possibility, but in the end most marine accidents come down to human error in some way or another.
 
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