Bridge Collapses After Containership Collision

March 26, 2024

Bridge Collapses After Containership Collision

A Baltimore bridge has completely collapsed in the early hours of this morning after a containership struck a supporting column, leading to several vehicles plunging into the river.

The Singapore-flagged vessel ‘Dali’ crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge at at around 1.30am local time this morning and up to 20 people are understood to have fallen into the river with their vehicles.

The bridge is part of a major highway around the city and the incident has been described as a ‘mass casualty event’ by the Baltimore Fire Department. A multi agency rescue operation is currently underway.

The vessel departed Baltimore port headed for Colombo, Sri Lanka and collided with the bridge around 45 minutes later.

The ship lost power and steering, but the crew managed to notify authorities of the potential disaster and further traffic entering the bridge was stopped just before the collision, which is believed to have saved many lives.

We very much hope for a successful rescue operation and out thoughts go out to all of those involved with this tragedy.

The below video shows the terrible moment the bridge collapsed.

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