March 14, 2022, Chesapeake Bay Magazine
A nearly 1,100-foot-long container ship ran aground Sunday night on its way out of the Port of Baltimore, and as of Wednesday morning the ship was still stuck amid careful salvage planning and pollution monitoring.
Coast Guard Petty Officer First Class Stephen Lehmann tells Bay Bulletin the container ship Ever Forward ran aground before 11 p.m. Sunday. No one was injured. The Evergreen Marine Corp. (based in Hong Kong) ship was headed for Norfolk when it got stuck near the Craighill Channel. Ever Forward was built in 2020, is 1,095 feet long, and reportedly draws about 42.6 feet of water. In the area where the ship is sitting, NOAA charts indicate 24 feet of water at Mean Low Low Water.