SeaLead Shipping Statement on Incident Involving the MV Pinocchio in the Red Sea on 11th March 2024

March 12, 2024

We are aware of the reported incident involving the MV Pinocchio, a Liberian-flagged container ship owned by Singapore’s Om-Mar 5 Inc and operated by SeaLead Shipping. The safety and security of our crew, ships, and cargo are our utmost priority, and we are closely monitoring the situation in collaboration with international maritime authorities and the vessel’s owner.

As of 12th March 2024, all crew members are accounted for and unharmed and there was no damage to the Pinocchio and her cargo. We are grateful to the crew for their courage and adherence to safety protocols during this event. MV Pinocchio has now continued its planned journey.

SeaLead is committed to ensuring the highest standards of maritime safety and security. We are in constant communication with relevant authorities and our industry partners to assess and mitigate any risks to our operations.

SeaLead would like to confirm that none of its operated vessels passing through the Red Sea / Suez Canal are owned by any United States or United Kingdom company or entity. In addition, SeaLead can confirm that none of its vessels are owned wholly and/or partially by Israeli individuals or entities, and/or sailing under Israeli flag, are not managed and/or operated by Israeli individuals or entities, and do not serve any Israel ports.

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