Category: baltimore-bridge-collapse

Ship loses propulsion near New York’s Verrazzano Bridge just days after the Baltimore bridge collapse: report

A ship near the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York lost propulsion power less than two weeks after a Baltimore bridge collapsed after being struck by a ship in a similar situation. Christina Horsten/picture alliance via Getty Images A container ship near the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York lost propulsion power Friday night. While the 89,000-ton container ship eventually regained control, it had officials on alert. Less…

Biden to outline federal response during visit to site of Baltimore bridge collapse

President Biden will travel to Baltimore on Friday to get an update on the aftermath of a major bridge collapse in the city and outline federal response efforts in the 10 days since it fell. Biden will get an update on the response efforts from the Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers to remove the wreckage of the Francis Scott Key Bridge from the…

My cargo ship briefly lost power at sea. Here’s how merchant mariners are trained to deal with it.

Bryan Boyle onboard a container ship in Alaska. Courtesy of Bryan Boyle Bryan Boyle, a YouTuber and second mate on a cargo ship, detailed how workers are trained to deal with emergencies. The merchant mariner said incidents like the Baltimore bridge collapse are incredibly rare at sea. Boyle said he was on a ship that lost power briefly and his training kicked in. This as-told-to…

2 ship companies are invoking a 200-year-old law to try to skirt huge legal liabilities from the Baltimore collision

The remains of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore after it was struck by a container ship on March 26. Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images The owner and manager of the Dali containership are seeking to limit their legal liability to $43.7 million. The 95,000-ton cargo ship collided with Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26. An old law could cap the companies’ liability at…

Moore denounces DEI blame for bridge collapse: ‘I have no time for foolishness’

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore (D) brushed off mentions of diversity, equity and inclusion in relation to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, denouncing the conservative criticisms as irrelevant. Numerous GOP figures said “DEI” was somehow responsible for the bridge collapse last week, which was caused by a container ship wrecking into a support column, sending the bridge into the Patapsco River…

Cranes to start removing wreckage from Baltimore bridge collapse

Construction cranes were deployed to Baltimore to remove the wreckage from Francis Scott Key Bridge, after the structure partially collapsed when a cargo ship collided with the bridge early Tuesday. Multiple cranes are placed in the Patapsco River, working on clearing debris and paving the way for reconstruction, and later reopening, the Port of Baltimore, a major shipping hub that has been shut down since…

US gives Maryland $60 million in relief to rebuild Baltimore bridge

The U.S. government authorized $60 million in relief to Maryland for a bridge that collapsed in Baltimore after being struck by a cargo ship. The Department of Transportation (DOT) is giving funding for emergency work after the Francis Scott Key Bridge was struck by Dali, a 984-foot Singapore-flagged ship that lost power when attempting to leave the Baltimore Harbor.  “These funds serve as a down…

The ship that crashed into the Baltimore bridge carried 764 tons of hazardous material, and some containers have been breached,...

Officials are ascertaining how best to deal with the removal of the debris blocking the Patapsco River. Screenshot/NTSB At least 56 containers of hazmat goods were on board the Dali when it crashed, the NTSB said. Some of the containers were “significantly breached” and some are in the water, officials said. The 984-foot ship is still caught under the debris of Baltimore’s biggest bridge, which collapsed…

Missing Baltimore construction workers were migrants from Mexico and Central America: reports

The container ship Dali collided with a key bridge in Baltimore on Tuesday. Michael A. McCoy/The Washington Post/Getty Images Six construction workers are presumed dead after Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed. They are all migrants from Central America, their coworker told The Baltimore Banner. The workers are presumed dead, and recovery efforts are underway. New information is emerging about the six construction workers who…

The ship that crashed into the Baltimore bridge is a ‘monstrous’ size, says veteran ship captain. But that’s standard now.

In an aerial view, cargo ship Dali is seen after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. Tasos Katopodis via Getty Images Dali, the 984-foot-long cargo ship that collided with the Baltimore Key Bridge, is considered a standard size. Container ships have grown 1,500% in size over the last 50 years. Even though cargo shipping safety…

6 people missing in the Baltimore bridge collapse are presumed dead, and the Coast Guard says their next job is...

“At this point, we do not know where they are. But we intend to give it our best effort to help these families find closure,” the secretary of the Maryland State Police, Colonel Roland L. Butler Jr. said at a press conference on Tuesday night. Tasos Katopodis via Getty Images Six construction workers went missing during the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. A Coast Guard…

6 presumed dead in Baltimore bridge collapse as Coast Guard begins ‘recovery’ effort 

The six people missing after the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore are presumed dead, the Coast Guard announced Tuesday evening, ending an 18-hour search-and-rescue effort. Citing frigid water temperatures and sea conditions, Rear Adm. Shannon Gilreath said in a Tuesday evening press conference that the missing people are likely dead. “We do not believe that we are going to find any…

Baltimore construction company says 1 of their workers survived bridge collapse

Julia Nikhinson/Reuters A member of Brawner Builders survived the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. Six other crew members are presumed dead; their bodies have not been recovered. The bridge collapse was triggered by a ship collision. One construction worker has survived the devastating Tuesday morning collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. Six other workers are presumed dead, Jeffrey Pritzker, the executive vice…