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Egypt frees ship that blocked Suez Canal after 3-month hold

Ever Given's Japanese owner agrees to undisclosed compensation

The Ever Given container ship resumed operations for the first time in three months Wednesday at the Suez Canal. (Photo by Takeshi Kumon)

ISMAILIA, Egypt -- After three months impounded at a lake in the Suez Canal, the giant container ship Ever Given was allowed to set sail once again after Egyptian officials signed a compensation deal Wednesday with the vessel's owner.

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