Another Evergreen Cargo Vessel Runs Aground In US

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A giant container ship, Ever Forward, that got stuck at around 9 pm on Sunday in the US' Chesapeake Bay, has been disrupting global trade. Read further.

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Anwesha Majumdar
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A giant container ship that got stuck in the largest estuary in the United States, Chesapeake Bay over the weekend, has been disrupting global trade. Several efforts are now being done to refloat the container by the Coast Guard and the Maryland Department of the Environment, CBS Baltimore reported. This incident took place a year after the ‘Ever Given’, container ship, obstructed the Suez Canal for a week.  

According to the US Coast Guard, Ever Forward, the 1,095-foot container ship, came aground in the Craighill Channel at 9 pm on Sunday (local time). Further, Maryland-National Capital Region Sector Commander Captain David O'Connell revealed that the vessel was traveling from the port of Baltimore to Norfolk. 

It is worth noting that the depth of the Craighill Channel is believed to be around 50 feet. However, according to O'Connell, the vessel was moving outside of the channel and became caught in water which was about only 25 feet deep.