Container Information is reporting that the unloading of containers from Ever Ahead has begun. The plan is to unload 550 containers over the following few days to lighten the load of the ship earlier than the following refloat try. Salvors are presently transferring a field each ten minutes on common.
As of 11:00 am, native time, at the moment, April 11, 54 containers have been eliminated, based on Container Information sources. “Extra containers will probably be unloaded at the moment as each crane barges at the moment are unloading the containers concurrently,” an official informed Container Information.
Throughout daylight, cranes will elevate the containers onto receiving barges. These barges will ferry the containers again to the Seagirt Marine Terminal in Baltimore.
The 1,095-foot cargo ship, inbuilt 2020, has been caught within the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of Pasadena since lacking a flip in a channel on March 13 and operating aground in shallow water.
Containers beginning to come off #EverForward. It’s averaging about 10 minutes to dump a container. Plan is to maneuver 550 containers.
One of many anchor barges, for the starboard stern is about with two anchors and 4 stern traces to Ever Ahead. pic.twitter.com/XaCRoe1AI4
— Sal Mercogliano 🚢⚓🧭🐪🚒🏴☠️ (@mercoglianos) April 9, 2022