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In recent reports by Egyptian news broadcaster Sada el-Badad, Egypt’s National Navigation Company has sued the Japanese owner of ‘Ever Given’, Shoei Kisen Kaisha.
The lawsuit has been filed demanding compensation for the loss caused by the six-day blockade of the Suez Canal in March.
The Egyptian firm claims to have suffered a significant loss after its vessel, Wadi Sudr was unable to complete its voyage due to the Suez Canal blockage. The first hearing of the lawsuit was scheduled for Sunday, 21 November.
The blockage caused by the vessel in late March had earlier prompted a multi-million dollar legal battle between the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and the vessel owner. The salvaged vessel was seized by the SCA for the period.