June 13, 2024

Singapore-Flagged Ship Strikes Baltimore Bridge, Causes Partial Collapse

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Maryland Bridge Collapse Caught on Livestream as Ship Collides with Structure

A Singapore-flagged ship, identified as the Dali, crashed into a bridge in Maryland early Tuesday morning. The vessel is 984 feet long and struck a support beam of the Francis Scott Key Bridge at around 1:28 a.m., causing the bridge to collapse in less than 10 seconds.

The livestream showed the ship’s lights turn off minutes before the impact, before turning back on as it neared the bridge. Despite attempts to reach Grace Ocean, the Singapore-based company that owns the vessel, for comment, they did not respond. Synergy Marine Group, another Singapore-based company that manages the Dali, also failed to respond.

The Baltimore Police Department confirmed a partial bridge collapse and workers were possibly in the water. Representatives for the Maryland Transportation Authority did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The incident highlights the potential dangers of maritime traffic near bridges and the importance of maintaining safe distances to prevent accidents like this from occurring.

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