Egypt’s First Female Ship Captain Falsely Blamed for Suez Canal Blockage
Marwa Elselehdar, the first female Egyptian shipmaster, was falsely blamed for the Ever Given disaster in the Suez Canal. But she was on another ship more than 200 miles away at the time.
Marwa Elselehdar is the Egyptian woman who made history as the country’s first female ship captain. She recently found herself at the center of a social media hoax.
When the massive container ship the Ever Given became stuck in the Suez Canal, internet trolls blamed Elselehdar for the disaster. But as the BBC reported, Elselehdar was hundreds of miles away at the time and had nothing to do with the Ever Given.
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