Category: francis-scott-key-bridge

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…

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…

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…

Safety investigators likely to look into whether ‘dirty fuel’ contributed to Baltimore Bridge collapse

The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed on Tuesday. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Contaminated fuel may have contributed to the Baltimore Bridge disaster, industry experts say. A large container ship ran into the Francis Scott Key Bridge early Tuesday morning. Officials will probe whether dirty fuel played a part in the incident, per The Wall Street Journal.  Safety officials are likely to investigate if contaminated fuel played…

Container ships growing in size are no match for older infrastructure like Baltimore bridge

Dispatchers recorded the moment Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge fell, and experts weigh in on why these crashes could become more common. Read the original article on Business Insider Go to Source

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…

Baltimore bridge collapse: What we know about six presumed dead

Six construction workers are presumed dead after a massive cargo ship slammed into Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key bridge early Tuesday morning, causing it to collapse. The container ship MV Dali struck one of the bridge’s main support columns around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, prompting the entire main span and three adjacent spans to fall into the Patapsco River. The Coast Guard ended its 18-hour search-and-rescue mission Tuesday night…

The container ship that struck the Baltimore bridge is almost 1,000 feet long — here’s why they keep getting bigger

The Dali can carry up to 10,000 shipping containers that are 20 feet long. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images Experts say a major Baltimore bridge collapsed because the Dali container ship was so huge. Shipping vessels have grown from a capacity of 3,000 to 20,000 containers over the years. An expert in shipping finance told BI the tragedy highlights trade’s “sensitivity to unpredictable events.” Baltimore’s Francis Scott…

Dispatch audio reveals the intense moment on-site officers realized a 984-ft ship was about to crash into Baltimore’s biggest bridge

Left: The cargo ship Dali sits in the water after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge, Right: Security forces take measures and close the roads leading to the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge Celal Gunes/Anadolu via Getty Images and Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images Radio archives show police had less than two minutes to close traffic at a bridge before its collapse. The bridge…

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…

What we know about the container ship that crashed into the Baltimore bridge

A view of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on March 26, 2024, shared by local rescue services. Harford County, Maryland, Fire and EMS The ship that crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday was the Singapore-flagged Dali. Authorities say the situation is a “mass casualty event.” Two people have been recovered from the water, with one in a “very serious condition,” the…