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MV EVER GIVEN – Update

Media Statement

7 July 2021

Update:

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) as technical managers of the MV EVER GIVEN (IMO: 9811000), confirms that following a formal agreement between the vessel’s owners and the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) the vessel and crew have departed Great Bitter Lake and are northbound through the Suez Canal. 

The vessel will stop at Port Said where further precautionary hull inspections will take place. Once completed, the vessel will depart Egypt bound for the next port of call where the cargo onboard will be discharged.

“We are very pleased that the EVER GIVEN can finally continue her voyage. BSM would like to take this opportunity to thank the Master and crew for their resilience and professionalism throughout this period.”, says Ian Beveridge, CEO at BSM.

No further updates are planned. 

Background: 

On 23 March 2021, the container ship MV EVER GIVEN ran aground while transiting northbound under pilotage through the Suez Canal en route to Rotterdam, Netherlands. The vessel was safely re-floated at approximately 1500 local time on 29 March 2021.

There were no reports of pollution or cargo damage and initial investigations rule out any mechanical or engine failure as a cause of the grounding.

For further information please call +44 (0)20 7283 9915 or +65 6222 6375 or email operations@navigateresponse.com