Why Ships Crash: Inside the Crash That Shut Down the Global Economy I Full Documentary I NOVA I PBS
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When the bow of the colossal Ever Given container ship plowed into the bank of the Suez Canal on March 23, 2021, international supply chains ground to a halt. What went wrong?

Follow the dramatic efforts to free the ship and the investigation into one of the most expensive shipping disasters ever. Maritime experts analyze other recent accidents and try to figure out how such devastating crashes could be prevented.

Chapters
00:00 Introduction
02:11 Huge Cargo Ship Crashes into the Suez Canal
11:37 The Importance of Container Ships
15:09 The Aftermath of the Ever Given Crashing into the Suez Canal
22:51 The Impact of Wind on Large Cargo Ships
32:27 The El Faro Ship Disaster
38:17 Investigating the Crash of the Ever Given
42:30 The Cosco Busan Crash and Oil Spill
46:02 Why Did the Ever Given Crash in the Suez Canal?
50:33 Conclusion

(Premiered Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9 PM ET.)

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