Ever Given container ship under way for departure from Suez Canal – News Vibe24

    Ever Given container ship under way for departure from Suez Canal - Times of India
    ISMAILIA, EGYPT: The container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March left its moored position for more than three months on Wednesday to leave the waterway after the owner and insurers ended up in custody. of the channel.
    A Reuters witness in a tug saw the Ever Given container ship moving north on Lake Great Bitter, which splits the canal and has been anchored with its Indian crew since it was relocated on March 29.
    The ship, one of the largest container vessels in the world, had been wedged diagonally to the southern, canal path for six days, disrupting world trade.
    The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has claimed more than $ 900 million in compensation for the rescue operation and other losses, later reduced to $ 550 million. He held the ship in court as he claimed the claim, creating a dispute with the ship’s insurers and Japanese owner Shoei Kisen.
    After lengthy negotiations, an unknown settlement was reached between the parties and SCA announced that the ship would be released on Wednesday.
    A ceremony was to take place on the canal to mark the departure of the boat, which is loaded with about 18,300 containers.
    Canal sources said the Ever Given would be accompanied by two tugs and driven by two experienced pilots.

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