Egypt to seize Suez ship Ever Given pending USD 900 million compensation

The Suez Canal Authority has received the go-ahead by a court in Egypt to seize container ship Ever Given. The canal authority is seeking USD 900 million in damages following the six-day blockage of the waterway when Ever Given ran aground.

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An Egyptian court issued a seizure order for the ship that blocked the Suez Canal last month after a request from the waterway’s operator, which is demanding USD 900 million in compensation, according to local media.

A court in the city of Ismailia granted the request regarding the Ever Given vessel at the behest of the Suez Canal Authority, state-run Ahram Gate reported on its website. The report did not say who the SCA wants compensation from.

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