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Egypt finally releases ship that blocked Suez Canal

The ship that 武汉夜网论坛blocked the Suez Canal武汉品茶网 finally left Egypt on武汉夜生活论坛 Wednesday following an agreement between its owner and Egyptian authorities.

The Panamanian-flagged Ever Given emerged from the canal and entered the eastern Mediterranean Sea, according to the ship-tracking website MarineTraffic.

The 220,000-metric-ton container ship was stuck in the Suez Canal for about a week in March. The incident created a traffic jam of more than 100 ships and had major effects on global trade, 12% of which passes through the canal. Egypt approved a plan to widen and deepen parts of the waterway in May.

Egypt had been holding the ship, seeking hundreds of millions of in compensation. An Egyptian court lifted an impound on the ve武汉夜网论坛blocked the Suez Canal武汉品茶网 finally left Egypt on武汉夜生活论坛ssel Tuesday following an undisclosed agreement between the Suez Canal Authority and Ever Given’s Japanese owner Shoei Kisen, according to the Egyptian state-owned Al-Ahram news outlet.

Japan’s Ambassador Masaki Noke said the agreement between Kisen and the Suez Canal Authority “satisfies the two parties” in a Wednesday statement.