Maridive and Oil Services Company takes pride in its contribution to refloat the giant Panamanian container carrier (Ever Given) that was grounded in the Suez Canal, blocking the channel on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021.

Maridive 703 was one of the first AHTS vessels responding to the Egyptian Suez Canal Authority’s (SCA) call to assist in floating “Ever Given” which blocked one of the most active navigational channels in the world. Alongside others who contributed to this national effort, Maridive 703 with its high Bollard Pull of 150 Tons and through tireless pulling maneuvers, was able to successfully refloat the grounded vessel.

In recognition of this significant achievement by Fleet operations team and Maridive 703 crew onboard; Mr. Mohamed El Gamal – CEO of Maridive Group – expressed his sincere gratitude and appreciation for the team’s tireless efforts contributing to end this crisis which had a severe Global Impact. Mr. El Gamal quoted “Our fully national, highly qualified crew had conducted the assigned tasks at the highest level of Safety, Passion, and Sincerity”.

“Maridive took an immediate decision to mobilize Maridive703 once being informed of the Ever Given crisis. This is a national call of duty and we were honored to participate in it, as Maridive will never hesitate to utilize its expertise of over 40 years in servicing the Egyptian state,” Shahira Zeid – Chairman of Maridive Group Board of Directors – highlighted.