The owner of the Ever Given, the cargo vessel that got stuck in the Suez Canal for a week and sparked an international shipping crisis hampering global trade, is expected to be slammed with several legal claims.
MV Ever Given finally departed from Egyptian waters at 4 am local time after inspections at Port Said. MarineTraffic, a shipping tracker, showed that Ever Given was already underway in the Mediterranean Sea.
On Sunday, the chief of the SCA said that the Suez Canal had netted Egypt a record $5.84 bn in the fiscal tax year despite the pandemic’s effect on trade and the six-day blockage of the waterway by a gigantic container ship.
The all-Indian seafarer crew members on the Ever Given are in smiles as the giant cargo vessel started sailing after about four months. The ship sailed on Wednesday, March 23, when it ran aground in the Suez Canal.
The whole shipping industry has wholeheartedly welcomed Ever Given’s departure from the Suez Canal to Rotterdam, the destination where it is set to arrive over the next weekend.
Ever Given, the container ship that had earlier blocked the Suez Canal and been detained in March is about to resume its journey on Wednesday after insurers and owners had reached a compensation settlement with the canal authority.
ICS has welcomed the settlement reached between the SCA and Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd., owner of the Ever Given – the ship which became stranded in the Suez Canal in March 2021 – which means the ship and its crew can now continue on its journey.
Egyptian officials are all set to release the Panama-flagged mega-container ship Ever Given at a special ceremony on Wednesday. The vessel had been seized following its blocking of the Suez Canal.
The insurers and owners of the 400-meter longship that had earlier blocked the Suez Canal, disrupting global trade, have eventually reached a preliminary deal with the SCA to release it.