Suez Canal authorities release two crew members on “urgent personal” grounds.
Two crew members aboard the container ship that blocked global navigation in the Suez Canal last month will be allowed to return to India due to urgent personal circumstances, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said Thursday.
The Ever Given has been anchored in a lake between two sections of the canal since it was evicted on March 29 and is caught up in a legal dispute related to a $916 compensation claim filed by the SCA against the ship’s Japanese owner.
The SCA said it was “sparing no effort to ensure successful negotiations” and was cooperating with the maritime agency to ensure the crew’s needs were met.
The 400-meter vessel was stuck in the canal for six days, preventing the passage of more than 400 ships.