The crew still on the boat, all of them of Indian nationality, “are in good health and in a good mood”
Three of the 25 crew members of the container ship “Ever Dado”, which is detained in the Suez Canal after having blocked it for almost a week in March, obtained authorization from the Egyptian authority, which administers this route, in order to be dismissed after the termination of their contracts, the ship management company announced on Thursday.
“The delays in allowing the ship to leave mean that three members of the tribulation must now be replaced. The request to allow the crew to leave with the expired contract was granted by the Suez Canal Authority ”Bernhard Schutle Shipmanagement (BSM) company said in a statement.
Just a month after the rescue of “Semper Dado”, after six days stranded in Suez, the company guaranteed that “The minimum security crew at all times” will be maintained on the ship and all sailors who leave it will be replaced.
About the crew stated that its members, all of whom are of Indian nationality, “are in good health and good mood “They can communicate with their families, as they have full Internet access and receive all the water and food they need, including fresh fruit.
The “Ever Dado”, a gigantic 400-meter-long container ship that caused a stir in world navigation as it ran aground on the Suez Canal, blocking the passage through this important maritime passage through which 10% of world trade passes, is carried out in the Great lake in the central area of the sea.
Although he was declared fit to sail two weeks after the rescue, he remains at anchor pending the causes of the accident to be determined and the responsibilities settled for him.
“We hope that the ship and the crew can continue their journey as quickly as possible”BSM CEO Ian Beveridge said, according to the statement.
The Suez Canal Authority, demanded damages of US $ 916 million from the owners of the ship for the damages caused, said this week that he had no problem leaving his sailors, as long as a sufficient number of them remained to keep him safe.
Two of the crew already managed to leave the ship a few weeks ago for “personal reasons”.
(with information from EFE)