Egypt court upholds order to detain Ever Given Ship that block Suez Canal

An Egyptian court has on Tuesday upheld an earlier ruling to detain the Ever Given container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March, as authorities continue to seek around $900 million in compensation from the vessel’s owners.

The decision was made by a court in the canal-side city of Ismailia, following a legal appeal by the owners of the ship.

The court in mid-April granted the Suez Canal Authority’s request for the detention of the 400-metre-long vessel as talks dragged on over compensation for Egypt.

The stranding of the Ever Given in the southern reaches of the Egyptian canal for almost a week in March caused mass disruptions to global shipping.