The container ship fiasco never really went away. It just quit being mentioned in the news cycle. But, perhaps, here’s one container ship story you weren’t even aware of. There’s a container ship that’s been stuck in the Chesapeake Bay for the past two weeks – and it’s flying the Hong Kong flag.
For those of you who still believe that Hong Kong is its own separate entity, let’s not forget that Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997.
And, for what it’s worth, here’s a highly entertaining and completely unrelated video:
You can see this ship’s current coordinates HERE. (Approximately 37 miles from DC.)
What’s the backstory with this container ship?
March 13, 2022, a container ship, reportedly carrying general cargo, and owned by Evergreen Marine became grounded in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. The name of the 1096-foot ship is the Ever Forward, and the event took place almost exactly a year (March 23) after the Suez Canal was blocked by another Evergreen Marine container ship, the Ever Given.
To be fair, Evergreen is a Taiwanese company and many point out it is unlikely a Taiwanese company would be a threat to the United States. What’s strange here is that it’s not a Taiwan flag that’s being flown.
The ship left Baltimore’s Seagirt Terminal on the night of March 13, 2022, with the stated intention of traveling to Norfolk, Virginia.
But then, the Ever Forward traveled outside of the Craighill Channel – the shipping lane that ships traveling through the area utilize. Whereas the Craighill Channel is 50’ deep, the Ever Forward ended up going to a location where the water depth is only 25’ – and there, it ended up being grounded.
A perfect location for an accident
The location where the Ever Forward ended up grounding itself poses no obstruction to other cargo ships in the area and happened in such a way that there was no damage to the ship, no injuries were recorded, and no pollution took place. In short, its being grounded really creates no sense of urgency.
The US Coast Guard has stated that they’re not sure why the Ever Forward ran aground. (Surely, the Coast Guard isn’t insinuating they don’t know that big ships can’t travel in shallow waters. Are they referring to something else?)
Though Evergreen Marine is based out of Taiwan, the Ever Forward flies the Hong Kong flag. If you’re looking for a connection between the Chinese company Evergrande and Evergreen, so far, given a cursory glance through the respective companies’ boards of directors HERE and HERE, we can’t find one.
According to NukeMap, an atomic bomb the size of the one we dropped on Nagasaki if air-burst over DC wouldn’t cause any radioactive fallout to reach the Chesapeake Bay where the ship resides. That would be a rather large nuke for one of those missiles, but that is what I mean.
To the best of my knowledge, none of the missiles referenced within the above video are nuclear-capable. They were all cruise missiles chiefly designated for ships. That’s not to say they are the type of missiles that would be used in an attack of this type or that there aren’t EMP weapons that couldn’t be attached to the warheads of one of these missiles.
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It’s probably worth pointing out the research of Dr. Vincent Pry at this point.
Pry has been one of the foremost voices of the EMP threat against the United States for years now. As he stated in 2020, China has been planning an EMP attack against Americans for 25 years now.
A February 12, 2000, article in the official newspaper of the Shanghai Communist Party Central Committee says, “The possession of electromagnetic pulse bombs (missiles) will provide the conditions to completely destroy an aircraft carrier fleet, and the way to complete victory in dealing with aircraft carrier fleets.”
Norfolk is a major US Navy base (Naval Station Norfolk). Just saying.
Also, it wasn’t but two years ago, in March 2020, that China threatened to use EMP weaponry against the US Navy after arguments over the South China Sea.
Interestingly, this is an aspect of warfare that the United States seems to be neglecting and there are even some rather concerning hints we’re seeing here. As Americans, we have to quit living as if we’re immune to foreign aggression on American soil simply because we haven’t seen direct, overt, conventional military strikes since Pearl Harbor.
War is real, and America is not immune.
Is this Chinese container ship positioned to get American politicians to “play ball?”
Perhaps to get America to sit down and shut up in the event of a Taiwanese invasion? Perhaps to get Americans to quit looking for Chinese spies on American soil?
Or is this container ship flying a Hong Kong flag that went out of the designated shipping channel and has been stuck (for reasons that the US Coast Guard can’t figure out) in the Chesapeake Bay 37 miles from DC and only a few miles from Baltimore for two weeks entirely a coincidence?
Let me know what you’re thinking below.
Jeff Thompson is an avid fisherman who likes to spend time sailing on his boat and reading while at sea.