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.
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.
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.
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.
The owners of a gigantic container ship that had blocked the Suez Canal in late March have made a fresh offer in an ongoing compensation dispute with the canal authority, one of the authority’s lawyers said on Sunday.
The speed of the Ever Given, a container ship that blocked the Suez Canal earlier in March was being controlled by the Egyptian waterway’s operator when it got stuck, the ship’s insurer confirmed on Thursday.
As the painstaking litigation regarding the SCA demanded compensation for the Ever Given ship grounding continues, the Canal Authorities have revealed that there is still room for negotiation.
As the Ever Given ship grounding in the Suez Canal turns into the biggest legal battle for the maritime world this year, the shipowner of the grounded vessel has blamed the SCA for the incident.