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Stuck for a Month in the Chesapeake, Ever Forward to Use Full Moon to Free Ship

  • Salvage team is unloading 500 containers before next attempt
  • High tide triggered by full moon could make attempt easier
A tugboat pushes a barge full of containers away from the Ever Forward container ship in Pasadena, Maryland, on April 11.

A tugboat pushes a barge full of containers away from the Ever Forward container ship in Pasadena, Maryland, on April 11.

Photographer: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

A month after its giant container ship ran aground near Baltimore, Evergreen Marine Corp. continues to dig for a solution.

After initial efforts to refloat the Hong Kong-flagged Ever Forward using tugs and dredgers failed, the salvage team led by the U.S. Coast Guard will try again to free the ship early next week, the Coast Guard said in an emailed statement. The crew is expected to take advantage of high tides triggered by this weekend’s full moon to carry out the operation.