Yesterday I saw a report that a giant container ship owned by the Evergreen Marine Corporation is hard aground in Chesapeake Bay. The ship, ironically named Ever Forward, has been stranded there for several weeks. I was immediately reminded of the situation just one year ago when another Evergreen ship, the Ever Given, ran aground in and completely blocked the Suez Canal.
Now one line from The Hunt for Red October keeps running through my head: “Andrei, you’ve lost another submarine?”
Seriously, Evergreen needs to hire some better captains. Or pilots. Or something. This is ridiculous.
(Those interested in Red October might enjoy my letters from author Tom Clancy.)