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Why All of Tracy's Furniture Is Stuck on a Grounded Ship

The Ever Forward container ship in the Chesapeake Bay after it ran aground near Baltimore in Pasadena, Maryland on March 16.
The Ever Forward container ship in the Chesapeake Bay after it ran aground near Baltimore in Pasadena, Maryland on March 16.Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

It's happened again. Another container ship owned by the Evergreen Maritime Corp. has gotten stuck a year after the Ever Given became lodged in the Suez Canal and briefly halted the flow of global trade. This time the grounding happened in the Chesapeake Bay and involves the Ever Forward — a 1000-foot container ship which happens to be carrying the contents of Tracy's entire Hong Kong apartment. On this episode, Tracy Alloway and Joe Weisenthal speak with maritime historian Sal Mercogliano about why another ship has gotten stuck, what it says about shipping and infrastructure, and how long Tracy might have to wait to get her stuff.

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