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Evergreen containership runs aground near Baltimore

After leaving the Port of Baltimore on Sunday night en route to Norfolk, Virginia, the Evergreen Marine-owned containership Ever Forward ran aground in Chesapeake Bay.

The 12,118 teu vessel was proceeding with a pilot on board when it grounded, said a spokesperson for the US Coast Guard’s 5th District. The spokesperson indicated that no injuries, pollution or damage to the ship have resulted from the incident. The Coast Guard is investigating if a mechanical failure caused the grounding.

The ship is situated outside the main shipping channel. The Coast Guard and Maryland Department of the Environment are coordinating the ship’s refloating; tugs are on site.

The incident comes a few days short of one year since the 20,388 teu Ever Given famously ran aground on the Suez Canal, blocking traffic on one of the world’s most important waterways for several days.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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