Ever Given's Suez Canal detention order lifted, says lawyer

The 400 metre (430 yard) vessel, one of the world's largest container ships, will be accompanied by two tugs and two senior canal guides, Suez Canal sources said.

Ismailia - An Egyptian court has lifted the detention order on the Ever Given container ship, allowing its expected release from the Suez Canal on Wednesday, a lawyer and judicial sources said.

The Ever Given's owners and insurers announced on Sundaythat they had reached a settlement with the Suez Canal Authority(SCA) over compensation for the ship becoming grounded in Marchand blocking traffic in the waterway. The ship has been held under court order in a lake betweentwo stretches of the canal since it was dislodged on March 29 asthe SCA pushed for compensation from its Japanese owner ShoeiKisen and its insurers. Ahmed Ali, a lawyer representing Shoei Kisen, on Tuesdaysaid he had been informed of the decision to lift the order. The SCA has announced that the ship will be allowed to sailon Wednesday, when a ceremony will be held to mark itsdeparture.

The 400 metre (430 yard) vessel, one of the world's largest container ships, will be accompanied by two tugs and two senior canal guides, Suez Canal sources said.

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