The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has given the go-ahead to switch out three crew members from the Ever Given.

Technical manager Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement said that when the 20,388-teu, 2018-built ship ran aground on 23 March, all crew members were within the terms of their contracts, but three are now due to be relieved and will be allowed to do so.

The manager said the 25 Indian nationals running the ship were "safe, in good health and [in] good spirits".