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Evergreen Ship Lodged in Chesapeake for a Month Moving Again

  • Ship had been lodged in Chesapeake Bay mud since mid-March
  • General average declared, requires stakeholders to split costs
The Ever Forward container ship in the Chesapeake Bay after running aground near Baltimore, April 14.

The Ever Forward container ship in the Chesapeake Bay after running aground near Baltimore, April 14.

Photographer: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

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The Evergreen Marine Corp. container ship that had been stuck in Chesapeake Bay mud for more than a month is moving again, vessel-tracking data show.

The navigational status changed Sunday to “under way using engine” after being classified as “aground” since it got bogged down just off the bay’s main shipping channel after departing the Port of Baltimore on March 13, according to mapping data compiled by Bloomberg. Several attempts to free the Ever Forward with tugs failed, and officials recently offloaded some containers to lighten the load.