ULCV Ever Given (IMO 9811000) will leave Great Bitter Lake and the Suez Canal on Wednesday July 7th. The Suez Canal Authority and the owner of the vessel, Japan-based Shoei Kisen, have reached a final deal on compensation, the full details of which were not disclosed. The owner’s liability insurer, UK Club, said on Sunday afternoon July 4th that it was “pleased to announce that, following the agreement in principle between the parties, and after further meetings with the Suez Canal Authority’s negotiating committee and numerous court hearings, good progress has been made and a formal solution has now been agreed. Preparations for the release of the vessel will be made and an event marking the agreement will be held at the Authority’s headquarters in Ismailia in due course.”
The Ever Given grounded in the southern section of the Suez Canal on march 23rd and ended up blocking the channel for six days. It was arrested in early April and kept in Great Bitter Lake, which separates the northern and southern sections of the canal.
The SCA said that a signing ceremony would be held in the city of Ismailia on Wednesday when the ship would be allowed to leave the Great Bitter Lakes.