SMIT Salvage BV and Ors v Luster Maritime SA and Anor 2023 EWHC 697 Admlty - 30 March 2023
The m.v. Ever Given is a leviathan, just shy of 400m long (399.98m, to be exact), close to 60m broad (58.80m), and almost 200,000 DWT (199,489 DWT on a draught of 16m), with a container capacity of 20,388 TEU. She was part of the morning northbound convoy making its way up the southern section of the Suez Canal on Tuesday 23 March 2021. At about 05:40 UTC (07:40 local time), she grounded 200m or so north of the 151 km mark. That is one of the narrowest, if not the narrowest, sections of the Canal.