(Reuters) – Salvage group Maersk said on Monday it has filed a lawsuit against the owner and operator of the container ship Ever Given, which blocked the Suez Canal for six days in 2021, seeking compensation for delays caused by the incident.
The Danish company did not disclose the size of the claim or when it was filed. The news was first reported by industry media ShippingWatch.dk.
“Maersk has brought a claim against Evergreen, the ship’s owner and the technical manager at the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court, because Maersk suffered losses in connection with Ever Given’s blockade of the Suez Canal,” a spokesman told Reuters.
Ever Given, one of the world̵7;s largest container ships, was stuck across the Channel in high winds for six days in March 2021, halting traffic in both directions and disrupting global trade.
The vessel is chartered by the Taiwanese shipping company Evergreen from Japan’s Shoei Kisen, which owns the vessel.
Evergreen could not immediately be reached for comment. Shoei Kisen declined to comment.