BALTIMORE — Efforts were underway Monday to refloat a container vessel that ran aground in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
There were no reports of injuries, pollution or damage to the 1,000-foot ship, which grounded Sunday evening, the agency said.
The ship, called the Ever Forward, also isn’t obstructing traffic in a nearby navigational channel. But nearby ships are reducing their speed and taking other precautions.
Massive container ship #EVERFORWARD has run aground in the Chesapeake Bay.
Yes, same operator as #EVERGIVEN.
Yes, almost exactly a year later. 1/ pic.twitter.com/z4rCjGSbzR
— John Scott-Railton (@jsrailton) March 14, 2022
The Baltimore Sun reported that the ship had left the Port of Baltimore on Sunday and was headed for Norfolk, Virginia, where port terminals serve the Port of Virginia.
The vessel is part of a fleet of cargo ships owned by Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine Corp.