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Auction underway to refloat stranded freighter in Chesapeake Bay


The US Coast Guard said efforts were underway to refloat a 1,000ft container ship that ran aground in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay.

BALTIMORE — Efforts were underway Monday to refloat a container ship that ran aground in the Maryland portion of the Chesapeake Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

There were no reports of injuries, pollution or damage to the 1,000ft vessel, which ran aground on Sunday evening, the agency said.

The vessel, called Ever Forward, also does not obstruct traffic in a nearby shipping channel. But nearby ships reduce their speed and take other precautions.

The Baltimore Sun reported that the ship left the port of Baltimore on Sunday and was heading for Norfolk, Va., where port terminals service the Port of Virginia.

The ship is part of a fleet of cargo ships owned by Taiwanese company Evergreen Marine Corp. The newspaper reported that Evergreen Marine also owns the Ever Given, which got stuck in the Suez Canal in 2021 and caused problems for global shipping.

ABC News

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