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World Egypt seized the Ever Given, demanding the ship's owners pay nearly $1 billion for blocking the Suez Canal

01:45  14 april  2021
01:45  14 april  2021 Source:   businessinsider.com

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a large long train on a steel track: The © Provided by Business Insider The "Ever Given" container ship operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation, sails through the Suez Canal, after it was fully freed and floated. Egypt's Suez Canal Authority announced that the stranded massive container ship that has blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week, has been fully dislodged and successfully floating in the canal. Sayed Hassan/picture alliance via Getty Images
  • Officials in Egypt have seized the Ever Given as authorities in the country demand the ship's owners pay nearly $1 billion for blocking the Suez Canal for several days last month.
  • The owner of the Ever Given declared "General Average," so insurance could pay some of the damages along with the owners of cargo aboard the ship.
  • The 25 crew members aboard the Ever Given are still being paid and are "relaxed," according to the National Union of Seafarers of India.
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Officials in Egypt have seized the Ever Given as authorities in the country demand the ship's owners pay nearly $1 billion for blocking the Suez Canal for several days last month.

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Egypt's Suez Canal Authority (SCA) seized the ship on Tuesday, according to Ahram Online.

Egyptian authorities have sued the Ever Given's owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd., for $900 million, saying the ship caused damage to the canal and lost business.

Ryu Murakoshi, a spokesman for the company, told The Wall Street Journal that Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd. is in "negotiations on compensation."

Shoei Kisen Kaisha filed a general average claim in early April, splitting the $900 million demand between the boat's insurers and the owners of the cargo atop the ship.

General average is a principle of maritime law that requires any of the ship's customers to share the risk and costs involved if the ship faces a tragedy or failure.

Abdulgani Serang, the general secretary-cum-treasurer of the National Union of Seafarers in India, told Insider that the crew members are being treated well and continue to be paid.

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But despite the recent news, Serang said that the crew members are not worried just yet.

"The crew members are relaxed because they know that they are employed with Bernard Schulte company and they are covered by the union agreements," Serang said. "Their professionalism has not been questioned and it is just a matter of time, anytime soon, for them to start sailing."

The Ever Given rose to international prominence after it became stuck three weeks ago and blocked international freight traffic for six days. The ship may be unstuck, but experts believe that the shipwreck could impact the global supply chain for months to come.

This is a developing story. Please check back for more updates.

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Satellite images show the Ever Given in limbo the day before Egypt impounded it, demanding up to $900 million in compensation .
The Ever Given was declared seaworthy, but currently isn't allowed to leave a holding area off the Suez canal because of the huge damages claims.Egyptian authorities impounded the vessel Tuesday while it pursues a case against its owner - the Japanese company Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd.

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