Egypt releases ship blocking Suez Canal in nearly week in March – World – News

The huge container ship Ever Given, which blocked the Suez Canal in March for almost a week, sailed from the city of Ismailia on Wednesday after the Egyptian government and the Japanese shipowner agreed to compensate for the losses caused by the March incident.

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Satellite image of the container ship Ever Given, which blocked the Suez Canal in almost a week in March

According to the AFP correspondent, the ship lifted anchor shortly after 11.30 CEST and began sailing across the Suez Canal to the north towards the Mediterranean Sea. The Ever Given belongs to the Japanese company Shoei Kisen Kaisha and flies the flag of Panama.

The Suez Canal Authority did not disclose details of the agreement. He initially claimed damages of $ 916 million, but later reduced the amount to $ 550 million.

The 400-meter-long ship crashed in the Suez Canal on March 23 and blocked one of the busiest sea routes in the world until March 29. The container ship was detained by the Egyptian authorities on the basis of court orders until compensation was paid.

The 193 km long Suez Canal connects the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, making it the shortest shipping route between Europe and Asia. This artery is one of the key sources of income for the Egyptian economy.

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