© Reuters. Ever Ahead container ship, owned by Evergreen Marine Corp, sits grounded within the Chesapeake Bay off the shore of Maryland, U.S., March 15, 2022. Image taken with a drone. REUTERS/Julio Cesar Chavez
(Reuters) – The Ever Ahead container ship is presently grounded within the Chesapeake Bay close to Baltimore, based on the U.S. Coast Guard, practically a 12 months after one other ship run by the identical firm blocked the Suez Canal for six days.
The container ship is operated by Evergreen Marine Corp Taiwan Ltd, the identical Taiwanese transportation firm that operates the Ever Given. The Ever Given ran aground final March, blocking visitors within the Suez Canal, one of many world’s busiest waterways and the shortest transport route between Europe and Asia.
The Coast Guard obtained studies on Sunday that the Ever Ahead was grounded and is now conducting checks each 4 hours to make sure the protection of the crew on board and marine life, based on Petty Officer third Class Breanna Centeno.
The Coast Guard says the ship is grounded outdoors of the canal and isn’t blocking the visitors of different container ships.
(GRAPHIC: Cargo ship runs aground in U.S., a 12 months after sister vessel blocked Suez Canal – https://fingfx.thomsonreuters.com/gfx/ce/zjvqkoblavx/EverForward.png)
Evergreen Marine stated in an emailed assertion that the incident had not precipitated a gasoline leakage, and didn’t block the navigation channel or disrupt visitors getting into or leaving the port.
“Evergreen is arranging for divers to conduct underwater inspections to substantiate any injury to the vessel, and is coordinating with all of the involved events to refloat the ship as quickly as potential,” it stated.
“The reason for the incident is beneath investigation by the competent authority.”
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