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Ever Given megaship sails out of Suez, three months after blockage

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Egypt on Wednesday released the Ever Given, a massive container ship that had blocked the Suez Canal earlier this year, after the waterway’s authorities and the vessel’s Japanese owners struck a settlement deal. The supertanker’s release ends a stand-off of more than three months, after the vessel was impounded over a compensation request made by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA). The Panama-flagged ship was refloated on March 29, six days after it ran aground during a sandstorm and blocked the canal, disrupting traffic on one of the busiest shipping routes and causing ripple effects around the w…

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