Suez Canal has reopened, but “Ever Given” remains in Egypt


The adventures of the “Ever Given”, that blocked the Suez Canal for a long time, have not yet ended.

Despite being freed from the Suez Canal, the container ship will remain in Egypt until investigation are complete and compensation is paid.

Osama Rabie, chairman of the Suez Canal Authority, underlined that the blocking of traffic caused by the “Ever Given” along one of the world’s most important maritime arteries, reported a loss of 1 billion dollars, in addition to the costs of the operation to free the ship. In fact, the dislodging operations were particularly difficult, and dozen tugs have worked to free the ship, using two dredges and excavations, provided by Egypt. 

Furthermore, Rabie added that the responsibility for the accident cannot in any case be attributed to the Suez Canal Authority, but to the captain of the ship, who may have made a mistake regarding the route or speed. 

Therefore, the ship will be released only after reaching a compensation agreement for damages caused to the canal.