One year after Ever Given, Evergreen still struggles with grounded ship in US

Wednesday, it’s been one year since container vessel Ever Given ran aground in the Suez Canal and blocked the crucial transportation artery for six days. A ship from the same carrier is now stuck on its tenth day in Chesapeake Bay outside Baltimore, Maryland.

Photo: Win Mcnamee/AFP/Ritzau Scanpix

These days, a salvage team is working to free the 334-meter-long container vessel Ever Forward from the muddy bottom of Chesapeake Bay, where the ship has been grounded since March 13.

Ever Forward, which is owned by Taiwanese container line Evergreen, had just left the port city of Baltimore on the US east coast when it ran aground and got stuck in almost 8 meters of mud.

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