Under a settlement deal, MV Ever Given ship moves towards the Mediterranean Sea after Cairo and the vessel’s Japanese owner reach an agreement on an undisclosed compensation amount.
Japanese-owned, Taiwanese-operated and Panama-flagged ship moved to unobstructive anchorage in Suez Canal, after it was freed on March 29, “due to its failure to pay $900 million” compensation to waterway authorities.
Suez Canal Authority says 85 ships passed the waterway from both sides, ending backlog of shipping that built up after giant vessel Ever Given ran aground in vital trade artery on March 23.
Suez Canal salvage teams alternate between dredging and tugging to dislodge a massive container ship blocking the busy waterway since Tuesday.
Workers have begun using machinery that can remove pulverised rocks in a bid to free the ship on Saturday, when the canal will be at high tide.
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