Egypt: Ever Given Inquiry Launched
Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority has announced it has launched an inquiry into the grounding of the Ever Given cargo ship. The inquiry will examine events before, during and after the accident. It will consider whether the ship’s captain responded to the Authority’s instructions before it ran aground. The Authority has requested the ship’s black box. The Authority added they expect to finalise a compensation agreement with the ship in three or four days. If the ship rejects the investigation findings, the case will be transferred to a civil court and the vessel will be seized. The inquiry’s findings will be made public.