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SHIP NAME: Kriti Star KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 2
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Rudder touched bank of Suez Canal at Km 152 while manoeuvring to avoid the grounded mv Barenbels 22 Jul 1995. Damage sustained. Proceeded to Port Said, where anchored 25 Jul and passed out of canal same day. Rptd 18 Oct repairing at Perama. Sailed Agioi Theodoroi 17 Dec.


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Almost certainly abetted by poor single screw manueverability. If pilot goes astern he loses steerage and the stern goes to starboard. If he maintains speed and tries to sneak by, he still has the problem of stern swing.