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Ever Given impounded in Suez Canal

Reckoning insurance damages for Japan-owned vessel could take years

The containership Ever Given is pictured while it was stranded in the Suez Canal on March 26. The 400-meter-long vessel remains in Egypt even after being refloated.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The Suez Canal Authority has seized the Ever Given, the ship that blocked the Suez Canal for almost a week, its Japanese ship owner has told Nikkei.

A spokeperson for Shoei Kisen said the 400-meter long container vessel had been impounded because compensation for losses related to its stranding in the canal, one of the world's busiest waterways, are yet to be paid.

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