Owners and insurers of the Evergreen ship, this The Suez Canal was blocked in March, Reached a formal agreement on the compensation to be paid later this Sunday (4) The ship is blocking an important international trade route and damaging millions of dollars.
The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has not released details of the deal, but said the ceremony to celebrate the signing of the document will be next Wednesday.
From March 29, qWhen it went the wrong way, The ship is anchored in the Great Lake Pittsburgh, Egypt, awaiting settlement in court. More than 20 crew members live as “hostages” and are waiting for a resolution to release them from the cargo ship.
According to the International Transport Workers’ Federation (IDF) who visited them, everyone was in a “good mood” and there was no prediction of when they would leave the ship.
Without compensation, team members will be detained
In April, the SCA even said it Will be required Nearly 1 billion to cover the damage, Pay for the backup action and repair the “loss of reputation”. Without it, it would not free the crew. Then, in June, Reduced the value to 50 550 million.
Now, with the immediate signing of the contract, the SCA says the ship will return to normal circulation. July 7.
“Arrangements will be made, and an event will be held at the authority’s headquarters in Ismailia in due course,” Stan Marine (representing the insurers and the owner of the ship) said in a statement.
Siege of the Suez Canal
The Suez Canal was blocked for six days in March. The impact was felt around the world: other ships could not go, international trade was compromised, and even the price of a barrel of oil changed.
At 400 meters long and 220 thousand tons, the ship, operated by Evergreen, was put into circulation amid strong winds and sandstorms. However, the cause of the incident is not yet known.