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Apr 14, 2021

Updates - Ever Given: salvors Boskalis issue press release and SCA seeks US$1bn compensation by holding ship

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Royal Westminster Boskalis NV is a leading global dredging and offshore contractor. The Press Release mentions:

  • the Ever Given's 224,000 ton weight, 400m length and 60m width;
  • For the re-floating approximately 30,000 cubic meters of sand were dredged to help free the vessel and a total of eleven harbour tugs and two powerful seagoing tugs were used.

Click here for the Press Release

Salvage costs in the Suez Canal tend to be expensive according to an article on Tradewinds available here "and are expected to make up one of the costliest elements of Ever Given claims."

According to Tradewinds, the Suez Canal Authority is seeking around US$1bn in compensation for the grounding and closure for six days.

"Shoei’s principal third-party liability insurance, which would cover the SCA’s claims for damage and financial loss, is with the UK P&I Club." according to the Tradewinds article

Update - 14 April

According to gCaptain.com (Reuters originally) and as mentioned on the BBC, in the quest for its compensation, the SCA is apparently holding the Ever Given until its Japanese owner pays up. See article here.

Image source: Boskalis