The Suez Canal
Authority (SCA) announced over the weekend it had managed to clear the backlog
of more than 400 ships waiting to transit the waterway in the wake of the
grounding of the 20,388 teu containership Ever Given 13 days ago.
The chairman of
the SCA, Osama Rabie, said on Saturday 3 April 2021 that an investigation into
what caused the Shoei Kisen Kaisha-owned vessel to run aground is due to wrap
The ship is anchored in the Great Bitter Lake.
The authority is
expected to publish its findings early this week.
On Thursday, Rabie
warned Egypt might seek $1bn in compensation following the six-day grounding of
the giant Evergreen-operated ship. Rabie said the ship and its cargo will not
be allowed to leave the country if the issue goes to court.
Shoei Kisen has declared General Average
Shoei Kisen has declared
General Average whereby cargo owners will need to contribute funds to get their
goods with Richards Hogg Lindley appointed as adjuster. It has been widely
reported that Shoei Kisen has employed law firm HFW to file a claim in
England’s High Court against Evergreen, the ship’s Taiwanese operator. HFW
officials have yet to reply to Splash on the specifics of the claim.