Emma Maersk UPDATE on February, 17

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The immediate repairs to the container vessel Emma Maersk are being done according to plan. Weather allowing, Emma Maersk is going to be towed to a repair facility on Sunday, 17th of February, 2013, at approximately 6 a.m. Egyptian time. The full degree of the damage to the engines is then going to be evaluated and the work of restoring her back to full health is going to start.
The Head of Maersk Line's Ship Management in Copenhagen, Palle Laursen stated, "We are very delighted that our container vessel Emma is on its way back towards full service. However, it's only the beginning of a long journey - once she gets to the repair facility it is still going to be several months before repairs are completely finished."
He also told: "The efforts of the crew members, the local Maersk Line, SCCT, and Svitzer organizations and the teams of underwater repair must be fully recognised in enabling this. We really appreciate the complete support of the Suez Canal Authority in making this happen so quickly."