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After Suez Canal blockage, Ever Given's Indian crew might face legal consequences: Report

The blockage at the Suez Canal disrupted global trade, causing losses worth billions. About 15 percent of world shipping traffic transits the Suez Canal, according to a Reuters report.

March 30, 2021 / 02:50 PM IST
Ever Given (Image: AP)

Ever Given (Image: AP)

The Indian members of the crew on the Ever Given container ship that blocked traffic through the Suez Canal will likely come under scrutiny once an investigation begins, media reports suggest.

The Indian government and the seafarers' organisations are concerned about legal issues, including the likelihood of criminal charges, that the 25 Indian crew members might face, The Times of India reported.

There is a possibility that the captain and some of the crew might be restrained from travelling further, the report said. They might also be placed under house arrest until the investigation is over.

Moneycontrol could not independently verify the story.