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“Ever Given” grounding and blockage of the Suez Canal - advice on legal issues

The container vessel “Ever Given” grounded in the Suez Canal at about 0540 UTC on 23 March 2021 as it was transiting northbound through the canal en-route to Rotterdam, Netherlands. Press release from the P&I insurers of the “Ever Given” suggest that all crew are safe and accounted for and there have been no reports of pollution or cargo damage.

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