16 March 2022: Norfolk, Virginia

The Ever Forward, operated by Evergreen Marine Corp. — the same company that operated the Ever Given — ran aground Sunday in Chesapeake Bay as it traveled from the Port of Baltimore to Norfolk, Virginia. William P. Doyle, executive director of the Maryland Port Administration, said in a tweet: “The vessel ran aground Sunday evening on its way to Norfolk, Virginia after discharging/loading cargo in Baltimore. The ship’s location is just off Gibson Island near the Craighill channel in the Chesapeake Bay. There have been no injuries or pollution related spills.” The ship’s grounding didn’t prevent other ships from transiting into or out of the Port of Baltimore. Business and commerce related activities at the Port of Baltimore were continuing as normal, Doyle said. Technical experts including a salvage team, naval architects and divers were working to determine the best course of action to free the ship.