The Suez Canal filed a request for the seizure of the vessel with the Ismailiyya Economic Court, which was approved by the judges who ordered the pre-emptive seizure of the vessel pending compensation of approximately $ 900 million. About it like reports the news portal Al-Youm Al-Sabia, the head of the waterway administration said on Tuesday Osama Rabia.
Thus, the container ship Ever Given, which provoked the almost weekly blockage of the Suez Canal, was arrested due to the delay in the payment of compensation by the company that chartered it. The company that chartered the container ship is also prohibited from disposing of it to the detriment of the management rights of the Suez Canal.
“On Thursday, the results of the investigation conducted by the special commission of inquiry into the incident with the container ship will be announced. The decision to arrest him does not mean that negotiations on resolving the crisis have ended, ”said Osama Rabia.
According to him, charterer Ever Given must shoulder 90% of the proposed amount of damages, including a complete stop of navigation for six days, material damage caused to the canal, as well as the costs of refurbishing it.