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Cargo Ship Crash Collapses the Baltimore Bridge

Cargo Ship Crash Collapses the Baltimore Bridge

A major bridge in Baltimore collapsed early Tuesday morning after a container ship lost control and slammed into it, sending vehicles and people into the Patapsco River below. Rescuers have pulled two people from the water, one critically injured, and are searching for at least six others who were on the bridge at the time of the disaster.

The 2.6-kilometer Francis Scott Key Bridge crumbled after the Singapore-flagged container ship, the Dali, struck a support pillar around 1:27 am. The cause of the accident is under investigation, but US intelligence reports indicate the ship may have “lost propulsion” before the collision.

“The vessel notified Maryland Department of Transportation that they had lost control and a collision with the bridge was possible,” according to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.

The Dali, managed by Synergy Marine Group and registered to Grace Ocean, was under the guidance of a pilot when the incident occurred. The ship’s manager reported a “momentary loss of propulsion” just before the crash.

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Though the 22 crew members on board the Dali are all safe, Baltimore officials say at least seven vehicles plunged into the river along with a potentially larger truck. Rescue efforts are expected to continue for days as authorities search for survivors.

MMJ News Desk
Author: MMJ News Desk

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