On March 23, the Ever Given container ship Suez Canal, The channel did not resume commercial operations until March 29, and this problem was resolved. However, recently, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) He asked the shipowner for the figure of a millionaire.
Passed by UK P&I Club freed, Which indicates the amount required for SCA $916 million in total. Accompanying this claim was the decision to keep the detained ship in Egypt until the compensation was paid, at which time the crew could not leave the ship.
The insurance company explained that they made a substantial offer to SCA and emphasized that the figure of nearly $1 million is unreasonable because of the incident. It did not cause any harm or pollution to the Suez Canal.
“Although the claim amount is large, This is largely unsupported, The owners and their insurance companies have been in good faith negotiations with SCA,” the statement explained.
In addition, when an event occurs, “The ship is fully operational and there are no defects in its machinery or equipment It is fully managed by a competent professional captain and crew,” the insurance company continued.
In addition, these professionals “Under the supervision of two SCA pilots, According to the Suez Canal Navigation Rules, the statement added that the astonishing amount required by the SCA is therefore unreasonable.