Ever Given Cargo Ship Leaves Suez Canal After Deal Struck

The 1,312-foot-long container ship that blocked the Suez Canal after it ran aground in March finally departed the waterway on Wednesday, July 7, after a financial compensation agreement was reached between Egypt and the ship’s owners.

Footage taken by Cairo journalist Salma Khattab shows the ship departing the canal. The ship weighed anchor Wednesday morning after its Japanese owner, Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd, reached a settlement agreement with the Suez Canal Authority, the company said in a statement.

The Ever Given had blocked both directions of the highly traveled Suez Canal for six days in March. It was then held in the canal’s Great Bitter Lake while the canal and the vessel’s owners negotiated the settlement, according to reports. Credit: Salma Khattab via Storyful