Cargo ships used to carry up to 12 passengers on no-frills international voyages. Now, fans of the minimalist travel option are hoping it will start up again soon.
The pandemic has disrupted a niche mode of travel where passengers could book spartan rooms on commercial vessels for about $100 to $150 per day.news.yahoo.com
Cargo ship blocking the Suez is partially floated, says Suez Canal Authority
The giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal was partially refloated early Monday, days after the vessel got stuck and brought a vital global trade route to a standstill. The Suez Canal Authority said the ship, known as the Ever Given, has "responded to the pulling and towing maneuvers." It remains unclear what the condition of the stranded ship is and when the canal would be open to traffic. The Ever Given is one of the largest container ships in the world. It became diagonally stuck Tuesday after running aground while entering the Suez Canal from the Red Sea.cnbc.com
Suez officials hope massive container ship operational Saturday, can’t say when refloat will happen
Imagery of the Ever Given in the Suez Canal captured by the company's WorldView-3 satellite on Saturday, March 27, 2021. The Suez Canal Authority hopes to have the massive ship blocking the canal back in operation by Saturday, but doesn't know when the ship will refloat, Chairman Osama Rabie said at a press conference. The vessel, a 220,000-ton mega ship nearly a quarter-mile long with a 20,000 container capacity, ran aground while entering Egypt's Suez Canal from the Red Sea. Some reports have indicated strong winds contributed to the stranding. The Suez Canal Authority chairman on Saturday said 321 ships are awaiting transit.cnbc.com
Metro Detroit woman speaks out after being pistol whipped, carjacked near 8 Mile Road and Evergreen
DETROIT – A Metro Detroit woman is speaking out after she said she was pistol whipped and carjacked while leaving a Chinese restaurant on Eight Mile and Evergreen roads. I’m just shaken saying, ‘Oh gosh. Shay said just seconds later, the suspect hit her with a gun. Shay said she got her car back but it had damage on the front of the car. She said the suspect took more than that.
Ford Mustang cut in half in Southfield crash
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. Eight Mile Road was closed after a red Ford Mustang was cut in half in a Southfield crash Saturday. Police said it was a three-vehicle collision at Eight Mile and Evergreen roads. The back end of the was about 80 yards away from the front half. Police did not say if anyone was injured, but authorities confirmed no one died in the collision.
Two children, two adults injured in house fire on Detroits west side
Authorities are investigating a house fire on Pearson Street in the area of Joy Road and Evergreen. Sources told Local 4 four people have been taken to the hospital. Two children, ages 5 and 9 are in critical condition. Two adults are also hospitalized. Stay with Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit for updates.
Three people shot including 9-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl in Detroit
Three people were shot Sunday night including a 9-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl. Police said an unknown gunman approached three people standing outside a home and started firing, hitting them. A 37-year-old man and a 10-year-old girl are in critical condition. A 9-year-old boy is in stable condition at the hospital. If you have any information, call Detroit Police Departments Eighth Precinct at 313-596-5840, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-Speak Up.
Children injured in triple shooting on Detroits west side
DETROIT Three people were shot Sunday night including a father, a 9-year-old and 10-year-old girl on Plainview Avenue near 7 Mile and Evergreen roads. I truly dont get it, said Terrance Nelson, father of the 9-year-old who was shot. READ MORE: 3 shot including 9-year-old, 10-year-old in DetroitHim and his kids over there, so I call my daughter to come over here and lets go look at the fireworks. I said, those arent fireworks.His daughter was hit, along with her 10-year-old friend and her 37-year old father. I turn to shield my daughter and then she turns around to tell me my arm is broke, he said.
Armed robber targets Oakland Party Store in Southfield; nobody injured
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – An armed robber targeted the Oakland Party Store in Southfield on Jan. 23 around 7:30 p.m., according to authorities. The suspect entered the store at 10 Mile and Evergreen roads and threatened to shoot if the employee didn’t hand over money, police said. The employee dove behind the counter for protection, and the suspect then fled the store, officials said. He fired two shots as he ran, one at the employee and another at the front door, according to officials. Anyone with information regarding the location or identity of the suspect should contact the Southfield Police Department at 248-796-5500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP.
Warming up this week | State budget deadline looms
We'll be warming up a bit this week, back into the 80s. NB/SB M-1 (Woodward Ave) from 14 Mile Rd to Normandy Rd left lane closed for permit work -- through October. The budget deadline is Sept. 30. Teddy Bear Day Remember that Teddy Bear you carried around everywhere you went as a child? SPONSOREDHear ye, hear ye!