Around 11 p.m. March 13, the Ever Forward did not turn with the Craighill Channel as it should have. It exited the channel at 13 knots, entered shallow water and quickly became stuck in the bay bottom. The grounding took about 90 seconds; the fallout could take years. After spending 35 days stuck in the muck of the Chesapeake Bay, the Ever Forward, a 1,096-foot, 131,420-ton cargo ship, was refloated Sunday morning and towed to an anchorage near Annapolis, where divers assessed the hull for damage Monday.
After 35 days stuck in the Chesapeake Bay, the Ever Forward’s hull is in ‘good’ condition. What’s next?
April 21, 2022