Egypt impounds EverGiven ship after owners refuse to pay compensation over Suez Canal blockage Egypt has the right to seize the vessel until its owners pay financial compensation. The vessel is now officially impounded. They do not want to pay anything.
While the figure has not been publicized by the canal authority, state-owned Egyptian newspaper Ahram claims that officials are seeking $900 million from the owners of Ever Given, Shoei Kisen Kaisha, for the salvage operation, delays to traffic, and lost fees caused by the blockage. www.rt.com/news/520930-egypt-seizes-evergiven-blocked-suez-canal
🇪🇬 EGYPT restaurant sinks into Nile July 25, 2021 Sofitel restaurant in Cairo sinks to bottom of the Nile. In less than a minute, a floating restaurant sank in the Nile, which is part of the Sofitel Hotel in Cairo. We heard a bang, then suddenly the deck started sinking. www.arabnews.com/node/1899601/offbeat
Egypt hail stuns tourists Jan 2, 2022 Tourists at the Egyptian beach resort city of Hurghada were caught off guard by a rare snowstorm which pelted beachgoers with hail at the start of the new year. Videos show people rushing to the safety of their hotels as massive hail stones fell from the sky on Saturday. Some of the stones – which reportedly broke windows and roofs – appeared to be the size of quail eggs. www.rt.com/news/544978-rare-hail-egyptian-resort/