Ever Given released from Suez Canal after settlement reached

Filed on July 7, 2021

The cargo vessel famously blocked and paralysed the crucial waterway.

The Ever Given cargo ship, which blocked the Suez Canal in the month of March, was released on Wednesday after it was allowed leave by Egyptian authorities.

The ship is bound to Rotterdam, Russian news agency Sputnik reported on Wednesday. This comes after the owner and insurers reached a compensation settlement with the canal authority.

Earlier, Egyptian authorities were demanding 550 million US dollars in compensation from the Japanese owner of a cargo ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week in March.

The Ever Given was stuck in early March, paralysing the crucial waterway. The ship was refloated on March 29 by a fleet of 15 tugboats.

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