(Reuters) – UK Club, an insurance company for the Ever Given cargo ship that ran aground in the Suez Canal in March, said on Friday that it had appealed to an Egyptian court over the authorities' detention of the ship.  The Ever given has been anchored in a lake between two sections of the canal since it was unloaded on March 29 and ends up in a legal dispute linked to a $ 916 million compensation claim from the Suez Canal Authority against the ship's Japanese owner.  The UK Club, Ever Givens' insurance and indemnity insurer, said the move was necessary as it would not have been possible to resolve the issue without continued involvement of Egyptian courts. "including the validity of the arrest obtained with respect to the cargo and the lack of evidence for (Suez Canal Authoritys) very significant allegation," it said.
to reach an agreement with the ship's insurer and owner.
The UK Club said last week that the channel's claims included $ 300 million for a "salvage bonus" and $ 300 million for "lost reputation."
A hearing on the appeal would be held. on May 4, it said.
Last week, the Suez Canal Authority allowed two crew members from the ship to return home to India, a move that the UK Club said was encouraging.