TEMPORARY REPAIRS COMPLETED ON EVERGREEN SHIP
The Ever Decent, the Evergreen containership which
collided with a cruise liner off England’s southeast coast, will resume service in the
next few days, following completion of temporary repairs at the German yard Blohm &
Evergreen said that the 4,211-TEU containership will sail from Europe
to the U.S. this week (starting Sept. 13), before crossing the transpacific.
In October, the ship will reach Japan, where complete repairs will be
carried out during a dry-docking.
General average has been declared on the ship, which caught fire on the
day of the collision. Most of the 1,800 TEUs on board the ship were unloaded in Zeebrugge.
The Ever Decent will carry 300 undamaged containers to the U.S.