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Ever Given was human error but it won’t happen again, says Suez Canal chair

In an exclusive interview with Lloyd’s List, Suez Canal Authority chairman Osama Rabie describes the circumstances that led to Ever Given becoming jammed across the canal in high winds on March 23, halting traffic in both directions and disrupting global trade

The Ever Given’s master was solely responsible for the decisions and actions that led to the blockage of the Suez Canal, but the protracted three-month negotiation, which saw Egypt detain the vessel and its crew until an estimated $550m settlement was paid, was ‘amicable’ and ‘everyone left happy’, says Admiral Rabie

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