Prosecutors are in Port Said and are mulling arresting the captain of the 13,100 teu Cosco Hope after the ship caused millions of dollars of damage when it rammed into a crane in the early hours of May 3 while trying to exit the port. The crane’s boom fell onto the berth, sparking a huge fire.
The four-year-old 366 m long ship is on charter to Cosco from Seaspan. It remains moored just outside the port as investigators assess the damage from the incident.
Operations at Suez Canal Container Terminal are slowly getting back to normal after 48 hours of disruption.
Cosco officials in Shanghai declined to comment on the incident when contacted by Splash today.