The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has given assurances in a press statement that it has been closely monitoring the incident involving the MV Ever Given.
“I offer my encouragement to the Egyptian Authorities, as well as the salvers, tug and dredger operators, and all other parties, who are working tirelessly to safely re-float the ship and resume transit through one of the world’s busiest maritime trade routes as soon as possible. I appreciate the efforts of every individual involved,” said IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim.
He added that he is aware of the implications of the temporary closure of the canal, asking for patience from stakeholders across the supply chain. This is so that all parties can work to ensure that the ship, its crew, its cargo, and the environment remain protected.
Lim noted that he looks forward to receiving information from the investigation into the incident, so that the IMO can act on any appropriate recommendations derived from the findings.