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Vessel Strikes Bridge, Causes Catastrophic Collapse in Maryland

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 26, 2024
Maryland Bridge Collapse Caught on Livestream as Ship Collides with Structure

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a large ship struck a bridge in Maryland, causing it to collapse. According to ship tracking data, the vessel is Singapore-flagged and measures 984 feet long. A YouTube livestream captured the moment at 1:28 a.m. when the ship collided with what appeared to be a bridge support beam.

The livestream showed the Dali, the name of the vessel, approaching a support beam of the Francis Scott Key Bridge at around 1:24 a.m. local time. The lights of the ship turned off for several minutes before turning back on as it neared the bridge. The impact occurred at approximately 1:28 a.m., causing the bridge to collapse in less than 10 seconds.

Grace Ocean, a Singapore-based company that owns the Dali, and Synergy Marine Group, also based in Singapore, have yet to respond to requests for comment despite attempts to reach them. The Maryland Transportation Authority confirmed that the bridge closure was due to a collapse caused by the ship strike.

The Baltimore Police Department confirmed that there was a partial bridge collapse and workers were possibly in the water following the incident. Representatives from the Maryland Transportation Authority did not immediately respond to requests for comment on this matter further adding urgency into this issue which must be addressed promptly by all stakeholders involved.

This incident highlights how dangerous maritime traffic can be near bridges and underscores how important it is for ships and other vessels to maintain safe distances from these structures in order to prevent accidents like this from happening again in future.

It is crucial for all parties involved in maritime transportation near bridges are aware of potential dangers and take necessary measures to avoid such incidents from happening again in future while taking into account safety regulations that govern such activities.

By Samantha Johnson

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