Owner of the ship stranded on the Suez Canal apologizes

Owner of ‘The Ever Given’ ship apologized

Shoei Kisen, owner of the company, Suez CanalHe apologized to the operators of the ships directly affected by the disruption of the navigation as a result of the stranding.

The Japanese firm acknowledged that attempts to re-float the ship “encountered difficulties” and stated that all efforts would be made in cooperation with the local authorities and the ship’s operator company.

Owned by Shoe Kisen and operated by the Taiwanese firm “Evergreen”, the 400-meter-long freighter was caught on the way to the canal on March 24, after a sandstorm and crashed into the shore and got stuck in the canal.

According to the news of the public broadcaster NHK, many towing tugs and excavation machines are moving from the area where the ship is sitting and trying to return it to its course.


Maritime traffic stopped at the channel through which approximately 50 cargo ships pass every day. Authorities announced that the channel will remain closed to traffic for two more days.

Meanwhile, the number of ships waiting for crossing at both the north and south entrances of the channel exceeded 150. These include cargo ships carrying containers, as well as tankers carrying crude oil and liquefied natural gas. The situation in Suez is disrupting the shipment of oil and natural gas from the Middle East to Europe.


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