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Suez megaship owner haggles over $900m release demand

Suez megaship owner haggles over $900m release demand

The Japanese owner of a megaship seized after blocking the Suez Canal has said it is negotiating with Egyptian authorities after they demanded $900 million in compensation for its release.

Investigation begins into how ship got stuck on Suez Canal

Investigation begins into how ship got stuck on Suez Canal

Formal investigations into how the giant container ship Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal, shutting down shipping in the major global waterway for almost a week, begin on Wednesday, a canal official told Reuters.

More than 100 ships passed through Suez Canal after shipping restart

More than 100 ships passed through Suez Canal after shipping restart

More than 100 ships have passed through the Suez Canal in both directions since a giant container ship that had been blocking the waterway was dislodged, Egyptian state TV reported on Tuesday.

Megaship blocks Suez Canal: What we know

Megaship blocks Suez Canal: What we know

A giant container ship, almost as long as New York's Empire State Building is high, became wedged during a sandstorm last Tuesday in Egypt's Suez Canal.

Huge ship blocking Suez Canal partially refloated, more work needed

Huge ship blocking Suez Canal partially refloated, more work needed

A massive container ship blocking Egypt's Suez Canal for nearly a week has been partially refloated, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said on Monday, raising hopes the busy waterway will soon be reopened for a huge backlog of ships.

Tugs, dredgers still struggle to free ship blocking Suez Canal

Tugs, dredgers still struggle to free ship blocking Suez Canal

Suez Canal salvage teams were alternating between dredging and tugging on Sunday to dislodge a massive container ship blocking the busy waterway, while two sources said efforts had been complicated by rock under the ship's bow.

Ship blocking Suez Canal moves slightly, unclear when it will refloat

Ship blocking Suez Canal moves slightly, unclear when it will refloat

Efforts to dislodge a giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal have allowed its stern and rudder to move, but it remains unclear when it can be refloated, the head of the canal authority said on Saturday.