The Dutch company SMIT intends to provide technical advice to the Suez Canal Authority regarding the procedures for floating the giant Panamanian container vessel EVER GIVEN, provided that the dealings are done through the authority’s marine units.
The team of the Dutch company, which is one of the largest international companies specialized in the field of maritime rescue, held a meeting today with the Crisis Management Committee of the Authority to discuss ways to float the ship.
The Dutch SMIT praised the measures taken by the Suez Canal Authority to float the delinquent ship. The meeting discussed the proposed scenarios, which include the possibility of carrying out dredging work around the ship’s perimeter through the authority’s dredgers.
The Suez Canal Authority works on continuous coordination with the EVER GREEN shipping line, the owner of the ship, as part of efforts to resolve the crisis, float the ship, and resume navigation traffic in the canal.
It is noteworthy that work is currently underway to carry out dredging work around the ship’s perimeter by means of two of the Authority’s dredges, namely the Mashhoor dredger and the tenth of Ramadan dredging, in addition to efforts to facilitate the flotation process by removing sand that is trapped at the front of a ship through four earth rigs.
The Authority’s efforts include carrying out the tugging and propulsion work for the vessel with 9 gigantic tugboats at the forefront of which are the two tugs Baraka 1 and Izzat Adel with a tensile strength of 160 tons each.
The article “SMIT” Dutch provides technical advice to float the Suez Canal ship was written in Al-Borsa newspaper.