The container ship Evergreen ran aground in the Chesapeake Bay almost a year after the blockade of the Suez Canal

It comes almost a year after the container ship Ever Given, also owned by Evergreen Marine, ran aground in the Suez Canal, blocking one of the world’s most important trade arteries for nearly a week and disrupting global supply chains.

The container ship Ever Forward was reportedly carrying general cargo and bound for Norfolk, Va., when it landed leaving Baltimore on Sunday. According to the Coast Guard, the ship is not currently obstructing the navigation channel of the Chesapeake Bay.

The US Coast Guard regularly monitors the vessel for “potential contamination,” the US Coast Guard District 5 Public Affairs said in a statement.

The crew aboard Ever Forward have been instructed to watch for potential contamination and report any noticeable changes in stability, draft readings, vessel position, or signs of an oil spill, while the Coast Guard enforces a 500-yard safety zone around the vessel designed to ensure maritime safety. environment during rescue operations, the report said.

The Coast Guard and the Maryland Department of the Environment are coordinating the refloating of the container ship and investigating how it ended up stranded, the Coast Guard said.

CNN has reached out to ship operator Evergreen Marine Corp. for comments.

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