April 12, 2021

Egypt’s Marwa Elseldar falsely accused the Suez Canal mess

The captain of Egypt’s first female ship says she was wrongly accused Suez Canal Failure – It happened while on another ship hundreds of miles away.

29-year-old Marwa Elseldar was the commander of Ida IV at Alexandria at sea when the largest Evergreen container ship accidentally ran aground, The BBC reported.

But online rumors and fake news headlines spread that he was behind the maritime disaster, which had a major shipping route almost a week before Evergreen was released.

“I was shocked. I felt I could be targeted because I was a successful woman in this field or because I was Egyptian, but I was not sure, ”she told the store.

Evergreen’s captain has not been released, but Egyptian officials have said human error could have caused the ship to sail last month.

A'worker waving the Egyptian flag "Always given" The container ship, operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation, sails with the duckboats along the Suez Canal, which is fully freed and floated.
A worker waves the Egyptian flag as the Evergreen Marine Corporation-operated “Evergreen” container ship travels with duckboats across the Suez Canal after it is fully released and floats.
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Elsewhere, who does not work for a shipping company – Rumors of his involvement seem to be driven by a screen shot of a Doctor Arab news headline.

“This fake article was in English, so it spread to other countries,” Elselder told the BBC.

“I tried very hard to deny what was in the article because it affected my reputation and all the efforts I made to stay where I am now.”

The fake story provoked the giants behind her.

“The comments in the article were very negative and harsh, but there were a lot of positive comments from the general public and the people I work with,” he said.

“My message to women who want to be in the marine industry is to fight for the things you love and not let any negativity affect you,” he said.