A giant container ship owned by Evergreen Marine Corp. based in Taiwan has run aground near the US port of Baltimore.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 5th District confirmed that one person was piloting the vessel. The Ever Forward ran aground just after it left the port of Baltimore on Sunday night.
The ship was en route to Norfolk, Virginia, when it got stuck in the Chesapeake Bay.
‘There have been no injuries or pollution spills,’ Doyle clarified.
Other smaller ships could still transport goods to the port of Baltimore, but one ship temporarily got stuck. People have been working on getting it back out of the water, as nothing prevented other ships from getting past.
The accident came almost exactly a year after the 200,000-tonne container ship Ever Given became wedged in the Suez Canal during a sandstorm, blocking the key waterway for six days. The 400-meter-long Ever Given, longer than the Eiffel Tower, containing 17,600 containers, completely blocked the canal, resulting in a backlog of more than 400 ships delayed by the incident.