Japan’s Shoei Kisen Kaisha has challenged the arrest of the containership involved in a high-profile grounding in the Suez Canal last month.

The shipowner has filed an appeal before the Ismailia court of first instance against the arrest of its 20,388-teu Ever Given (built 2018).

The vessel, along with its cargo, was arrested by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) after it filed a $916m insurance claim for physical, financial and reputational damage caused by the six-day grounding.