Exxon Valdez. Piper Alpha. Ever Given?
The Ever Given casualty may force container shipping to confront the difficult issue of emergency response and salvage capability for large boxships
Just as the Exxon Valdez and Piper Alpha disasters brought lasting change to the tanker and offshore industries in terms of best practice and safety standards, so the chaos created by a 20,000 teu Evergreen ship becoming wedged in the Suez Canal is likely to put pressure on containership owners and operators to address their preparedness to deal with major incidents involving the latest generation of boxships
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