“We have offered and stand ready to assist Egypt, and will look to support any specific request we receive. We continue to monitor and assess the situation, but have nothing to provide on any potential specific support at this time.”
CNN first reported the Navy’s involvement in the Suez situation.
The White House on Friday also confirmed it has offered Egypt help to remove the ship and get traffic flowing again.
“As part of our active diplomatic dialogue with Egypt, we have offered U.S. assistance to Egyptian authorities to help reopen the canal,” White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said at a briefing. “We are consulting with our Egyptian partners about how we can best support their efforts. So those conversations are ongoing and hopefully we’ll have more to say about that soon.”