Middle East

Ship insurer says Egypt seeking $916 mln over Suez Canal blockage

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LONDON, April 13 (Reuters) - One of the insurers of the container ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal last month for nearly a week said on Tuesday that Egypt had filed a compensation claim for $916 million against Japanese owner Shoei Kisen.

UK Club, the protection & indemnity (P&I) insurer for the Ever Given, said in a statement it was disappointed that the ship and its crew were being held in the canal until compensation was paid.

Reporting by Jonathan Saul Writing by Aidan Lewis; editing by John Stonestreet

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