How to get a channel registered by forge mod

The #getChannel("waystones") is empty. And the #getOrCreate will throw a exception
java.lang.RuntimeException: That channel is already registered


Thing is, getChannel is only able to return sponge-created channels as it’s not possible to convert a forge channel to a sponge ChannelBinding.
getOrCreate will be unable to create the channel due to the name conflict.
I remember encountering this issue long ago, but I don’t remember if there was a solution to it.

Would the solution not to just boot the mod up as a plugin? As both ModContainer and PluginContainer get mixened to be the same

It’s not my mod. I’ll try to import forge & the mod as dependencies to do this.