Massive Cargo Ship Runs Aground In Baltimore

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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A massive cargo ship has reportedly run aground near Baltimore on Monday afternoon.

The container ship, Ever Forward, is listed on Marine Tracker as having run aground. This means the water is usually too shallow to float a vessel. WBAL TV reported several tugboats are trying to assist the massive ship.

The incident began unfolding Sunday night around 9:00 p.m., when the U.S. Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic received a report about a 1,095-foot cargo vessel that had run aground in the Chesapeake Bay, according to WBAL TV. The Coast Guard reportedly said the ship is not causing any issues nor blocking any waterways. (RELATED: Over 200 Ships Stuck In Maritime Traffic Jam As Cargo Ship Remains Wedged In Suez Canal)

The Coast Guard is warning other mariners in the area to avoid the area near the ship, according to the report.

Evergreen, which operates the ship, was responsible for the 2021 incident in which another giant container ship was stuck in the Suez Canal and clogged one of the world’s busiest waterways.

The Ever Given was trapped last year after entering the Suez Canal through the Red Sea due to strong winds. The ship ended up becoming twisted in a way that its bow became stuck in the V-shaped waterway’s eastern bank while the stern was trapped against the Canal’s western wall.