Ever Given container ship leaves the Suez Canal 106 days late
The Ever Given container ship which ran aground and blocked the Suez Canal for six days in March this year has this week allowed to continue on its journey after a financial settlement agreement.
The ship is loaded with about 18,300 containers, some of which have products destined for LOFA members in the UK, has just reached the Port of Said where it will undergo a dive inspection of its hull before sailing to its next port to discharge its cargo.
No details of the financial settlement between the ships owners and the Suez Canal Authority have been revealed. The initial amount asked for by the SCA was $900 million for the salvage operation.
The incident caused a delay of at least 106 days for the containers on board and held up more than 180 other ships while the Canal was blocked.