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Ever Given

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Ever Given (simplified Chinese: 长赐轮; traditional Chinese: 長賜輪; pinyin: Cháng Cì Lún[6]) is one of the largest container ships in the world. The ship is owned by Shoei Kisen Kaisha (a ship-owning and leasing subsidiary of the large Japanese shipbuilding company Imabari Shipbuilding), and is time chartered and operated by container transportation and shipping company Evergreen Marine, headquartered in Luzhu, Taoyuan, Taiwan.[7] Ever Given is registered in Panama and her technical management is the responsibility of the German ship management company Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement.[8]

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Ever Given at the ECT Delta terminal (Amazonehaven) 29 July 2021 in the Port of Rotterdam
NameEver Given
OwnerShoei Kisen Kaisha[1][2]
OperatorEvergreen Marine
Port of registryPanama City, Panama
BuilderImabari Shipbuilding (Japan)
Yard numberS-1833
Laid down25 December 2015[3]
Launched9 May 2018[3]
Completed25 September 2018[3]
General characteristics
TypeContainer ship
Displacement265,876 t (261,677 long tons)[3]
Length399.94 m (1,312 ft 2 in)[3]
Beam58.8 m (192 ft 11 in)[3]
  • 14.5 m (47 ft 7 in) (design)[3]
  • 16.0 m (52 ft 6 in) (maximum)[3]
Depth32.9 m (107 ft 11 in)
Installed powerMitsuiMAN B&W 11G95ME-C9 (59,300 kW)[4]
Speed22.8 knots (42.2 km/h; 26.2 mph)
Capacity20,124 TEU[5]
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Ever Given
Traditional Chinese長賜輪
Simplified Chinese长赐轮

On 23 March 2021, while traveling from Tanjung Pelepas in Malaysia[9] to Rotterdam in the Netherlands under Captain Krishnan Kanthavel, the ship ran aground in the Suez Canal, blocking the channel. It remained in place for six days before salvage crews freed her on 29 March 2021.[10] The vessel was impounded by the Egyptian government on 13 April 2021 for refusing to pay a reported $916 million in fees demanded by the government, including $300 million in "loss of reputation".[11][12] The compensation claim was later cut down to $600 million.[13] In early July 2021, the ship was released by the Egyptian authorities following an agreement on compensation.