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Sources: Ever Given container ship leaves Egyptian waters

EGYPT - JULY 7: The Panama-flagged ship Ever Given set sail towards the northeastern Egyptian city of Ismailia for its departure from the Suez Canal and resumption of its voyage to the Dutch city of Rotterdam, on July 7, 2021. Following a deal between the company and canal authorities, an Egyptian court on Tuesday ordered the release of the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal in March for nearly a week as it was stuck in its banks, local media reported. ( Stringer - Anadolu Agency )
The Panama-flagged ship Ever Given set sail towards the northeastern Egyptian city of Ismailia for its departure from the Suez Canal and resumption of its voyage to the Dutch city of Rotterdam, on July 7, 2021 [Stringer - Anadolu Agency]

The Ever Given container ship that had blocked the Suez Canal in March left Egyptian waters at 4 a.m. local time following inspections at Port Said, a canal source said on Tuesday, Reuters reported.

Ship tracker MarineTraffic showed the Ever Given to be underway in the Mediterranean Sea north of the Egyptian coast.

The container ship, one of the world's largest, resumes its voyage to Rotterdam 112 days after becoming wedged across a southern section of the Egyptian waterway for nearly a week and disrupting global trade.

The ship was released on July 7 after protracted negotiations and an undisclosed settlement was reached between the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) and the Ever Given's owners and insurers.

READ: Egypt's Suez Canal annual revenue hits record $5.84bn

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