Marwa Elselehdar: ‘I was blamed for blocking the Suez Canal’ – BBC News

Marwa Elselehdar

News had broken about a huge container ship, the Ever Given, that had become wedged across the Suez Canal, bringing one of world’s major shipping routes to a halt. But as she checked her phone, online rumours were saying she was to blame. “I was shocked,” says Marwa, Egypt’s first female ship’s captain. At the time of the Suez blockage, Ms Elselehdar was working as a first mate, in command of the Aida IV, hundreds of miles away in Alexandria.

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