Ever Given container ship leaves Egyptian waters

The ship was released on July 7 after protracted negotiations and an undisclosed settlement was reached between the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and the Ever Given's owners and insurers.

A man holds an Egyptian flag as Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships, is seen at the Suez Canal

Ismailia - The Ever Given container ship that had blocked the Suez Canal in March left Egyptian waters at4 a.m. local time following inspections at Port Said, a canal source said on Tuesday.

Ship tracker MarineTraffic showed the Ever Given to beunderway in the Mediterranean Sea north of the Egyptian coast. The container ship, one of the world's largest, resumes its voyage to Rotterdam 112 days after becoming wedged across as outhern section of the Egyptian waterway for nearly a week and disrupting global trade. The ship was released on July 7 after protracted negotiations and an undisclosed settlement was reached between the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and the Ever Given's owners and insurers.

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