The Ever Ahead container ship is grounded within the Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, based on the U.S. Coast Guard, practically a year after one other ship run by the same company blocked the Suez Canal for six days.
The container ship is operated by Evergreen Marine Corp Taiwan Ltd (2603.TW), the same Taiwanese transportation company that operates the Ever Given. The Ever Given ran aground final March, blocking visitors within the Suez Canal, one of many world’s busiest waterways and the shortest transport route between Europe and Asia.
The Coast Guard acquired experiences on Sunday that the Ever Ahead was grounded and is now conducting checks each 4 hours to make sure the security of the crew on board and marine life, based on Petty Officer third Class Breanna Centeno.
The Coast Guard says the ship is grounded exterior of the canal and isn’t blocking the visitors of different container ships.
Evergreen Marine mentioned in an emailed assertion that the incident had not brought on a gas leakage, and didn’t block the navigation channel or disrupt visitors coming into or leaving the port.
“Evergreen is arranging for divers to conduct underwater inspections to confirm any damage to the vessel, and is coordinating with all the concerned parties to refloat the ship as soon as possible,” it mentioned.
“The cause of the incident is under investigation by the competent authority.”