The Ever Given's owner has blamed the Suez Canal Authority for the blockage, saying it wrongly allowed the ship to enter the area during poor weather conditions
- The owner of the Ever Given has said the
Suez CanalAuthority is to blame for the ship's grounding.
- The vessel was wrongly instructed to enter the canal amid poor weather conditions, say lawyers.
- The ship's owner is seeking $100,000 in initial compensation for losses linked to its detainment.
The owner of the Ever Given container ship that blocked Egypt's Suez Canal for days has blamed the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) for its grounding, amid a legal dispute over compensation, a lawyer representing the owner said on Saturday.The vessel is owned by Japanese company Shoei Kisen Kaisha. Reuters reported that lawyers acting on its behalf said the SCA had been at fault for allowing the Ever Given to enter the canal amid poor weather conditions, according to Ahmed Abu Ali, a representative of the legal team.
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Lawyers representing Shoei Kisen Kaisha said the ship should have been chaperoned by at least two tug boats, "but this didn't happen."The Japanese company is seeking $100,000 in initial compensation for losses linked to the ship's detainment. Officials in Egypt have demand the ship's owners pay $600 million compensation for the disruption caused by the blockage. They had initially demanded $916 million. But the insurance entity that represents Shoei Kisen Kaisha said the current claim was still overblown.
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