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Each month Professor Huw Summers, NRN Director, will bring a story from the worlds of technology and engineering, aiming to give an insight into current events and new discoveries, or a perspective on past feats of engineering glory.


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The grounding of the Ever Given

April 2021

On the 23rd March the container ship Ever Given ran aground in high winds whilst in the Suez canal, generating a worldwide news story and completely stopping shipping in one of the worlds’ busiest seaways. To find out more about the technical aspects of this event Prof Huw Summers spoke to Henk van den Boom, from the Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) who has over 40 years maritime experience.