12:29 Wednesday, 14 April 2021
For a week, the Suez Canal saga kept the world on the edge of their seats.
But just because the cargo ship Ever Given was freed, doesn’t mean the saga came to an end.
After all, the blockage caused costly shipping delays of goods to millions of people.
Around 400 vessels were left waiting to use the world’s busiest shipping lane.
Through it all, istheshipstillstuck.com kept us informed with a minute by minute update.
But now, a month down the line, Egypt has filed a 690 million euro compensation claim against the owner of the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for nearly a week.
The Ever Given, operated by a Japanese firm, got stuck last month and had to be freed by a specialist rescue team.