Maersk Tigris Statement on Behalf of Rickmers Shipmanagement
Rickmers Shipmanagement have issued an official statement to report that on Tuesday 28thof April, at approximately 1255 hours local time, its managed container vessel Maersk Tigris was approached in the Persian Gulfby Iranian Navy and forced for inspection at a rendezvous position in Iranian waters. The Iranian Navy used warning shots during its approach of Maersk Tigris.
Immediately after being attendedRickmers Shipmanagement has informed relevant international authorities.
Rickmers Shipmanagement is seriously concerned about their crew and the incident which happened to their managed ship.
The company wouldlike to emphasize that it takes its responsibilities as an international shipping line very seriously complying with all applicable laws and regulations and ensuring that employees are aware of those laws relevant to their roles.
Rickmers Shipmanagement is liaising with the relevant international authorities, and their main priority at the moment is the wellbeing of its seafarers on board Maersk Tigris. The company continues to monitor the vessel’s position at the same time seeking communications with the crew.
Also read what international media reports:
The Guardian – Iran seizes Marshall Islands cargo ship
Maersk Line officially announced that is ”pleased to learn that the crew is safe and that they are in close dialoge with Rickmers Shipmanagement to explore options to help resolve this situation”