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Egypt impounds Ever Given until owners pay compensation for blocking Suez Canal

The megaship which blocked Egypt’s Suez Canal and crippled world trade for nearly a week has been “seized” on court orders until the vessel’s owners pay US$900 million, canal authorities said on Tuesday.The 200,000-tonne MV Ever Given got diagonally stuck in the narrow but crucial global trade artery in a sandstorm on March 23, triggering a mammoth six-day effort by Egyptian personnel and international salvage specialists to dislodge it.Maritime data company Lloyd’s List said the blockage by…


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