Ever Forward container ship refloated after 1 month


A container ship that was stuck in the Chesapeake Bay for over a month has finally been refloated, officials said.

The Ever Forward, operated by Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine Corp., was refloated just before 7 a.m. Sunday by two barges and five tugboats.

Officials had made two unsuccessful attempts to dislodge the vessel and removed roughly 500 of the 5,000 containers it was carrying. A full moon and high spring tide helped provide a lift to the salvage vessels as they pulled and pushed the massive ship from the mud and back into the shipping channel.

Source: foxbusiness.com