Let’s play a fun little guessing game. Right now, there’s a cargo ship stuck in the shallows of the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of Gibson Island, Maryland. You have one shot, one opportunity to guess the name of the company that owns that ship. Lock in your guess now if you can, but I’ll give you three hints before the big reveal:
1) The company name is painted full-height along the side of the ship.
2) The first half of the company’s name is also the first half of the ship’s name.
3) The boat is red, white, and green.
Got your guess ready? All right, say it with me. It’s...
...Evergreen! That’s right, the company made famous for getting its Big Boat stuck in the Suez Canal is back with a sequel. Personally, I had my hopes up that the next installment would take place in Panama, but bringing the series closer to home is a classic move.
This new ship is called the Ever Forward, and it appears to have run aground in the shallows off Maryland’s coast. Tugboats from Baltimore are reportedly in the process of trying to remove the ship, according to local news station WBAL.
The ship appears to have last been seen in port in Baltimore on May 12 when it left fully loaded for Norfolk, VA. As of this article, its status is still listed as “aground” while tugboats flit around it in attempts to free its hull. While its cargo may be delayed, however, the boat itself isn’t big enough to entirely block the Chesapeake like its big brother did with the Suez.