Managing director at Svitzer Europe, Kasper Friis Nilaus
, said: "We are committed to Liverpool and have served Essar on the Mersey for a very long time.
'They were supposed to surface after 45 minutes, but they did not come up there,' triggering a search-and-rescue operation that began on Friday afternoon, Danish ambassador Carsten Nilaus
The fact-finding mission, led by Carsten Nilaus
Pederson, head of the Danish Foreign Ministry's Asia Department, was the fourth of its kind to visit from the 15-member EU.
On September 10, at the end of a visit to Rangoon, a four-man EU delegation, led by Carsten Nilaus
Pederson, head of the Danish Foreign Ministry's Asia Department, issued a statement saying: "The EU stands ready to respond positively and proportionately to substantive improvements in the political climate of the country."