Egypt

Manager of ship stuck in Suez working to refloat vessel, no pollution seen

Reuters
Manager of ship stuck in Suez working to refloat vessel, no pollution seen

STUCK. A container ship which was hit by strong wind and ran aground is pictured in Suez Canal, Egypt March 24, 2021.

Handout photo by Suez Canal Authority via Reuters

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement, which is the technical manager of the Ever Given, says that the crew are all safe

The technical manager of a giant container ship that has been stranded in the Suez Canal for more than a day said on Wednesday, March 24, it was working with Egyptian authorities and others to refloat the vessel.

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM), which is the technical manager of the Ever Given, said in a statement that the crew were all safe.

“There have been no reports of injuries, pollution or cargo damage and initial investigations rule out any mechanical or engine failure as a cause of the grounding,” BSM said.

“BSM’s immediate priorities are to safely refloat the vessel and for marine traffic in the Suez Canal to safely resume.” – Rappler.com