BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The Maryland Coast Guard and Department of the Environment are trying to reopen The container ship ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay over the weekend.
The The 1,095-foot container ship — known as the Ever Forward—ran aground around 9 p.m. Sunday in the Craighill Channel, the US Coast Guard said.
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It was directed from Baltimore to Norfolk, according to Maryland-National Capital Area Command Captain David O’Connell.
The Craighill Canal is estimated to be about 50 feet deep.
O’Connell said the ship was moving outside the canal and was somehow stuck in water about 25 feet deep.
According to the US Coast Guard, no injuries, contamination or damage occurred to the ship.
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O’Connell said the process of conducting interviews and collecting evidence is still ongoing.
Investigators still don’t know what caused the incident, he said.
Then there was the task of pulling the ship to a safe location, he added.
“Right now, we’re working with the rescuer,” he said. “We’ve asked them to send us a salvage plan so that’s something we’ll look at with them.”
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Vessels do not obstruct navigational channels; however, ships operating in the vicinity have been asked to conduct one-way traffic and transit at reduced speeds, the US Coast Guard said.
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