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Baltimore Bridge Collision: Ship Loses Power, Crew Rescued with Warning


Mar 26, 2024

During a press conference, Maryland Governor Wes Brown praised the crew of the container ship that hit the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore for their timely warning that saved lives. Governor Brown stated that the ship was previously disabled and was moving toward the bridge at a high speed, sending out a distress signal before impact. Thanks to their warning, more cars were stopped from entering the bridge, preventing a major disaster.

The FBI has ruled out the possibility of the ship’s impact being a terrorist attack. Following the collision, two people were rescued from the Patapsco River, with one in serious condition. Six individuals, believed to be part of the construction crew working on the bridge, are still missing. Three cars and two trucks also fell into the river during the incident.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge, a crucial link in Baltimore Harbor, was opened in 1977 and named after the author of the American anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. With the closure of the bridge and suspension of traffic in the Port of Baltimore, experts warn of potential disruptions to the supply chain, affecting goods from cars to coal and sugar.

The closure of one of the main ports on the US East Coast could lead to bottlenecks, delays, and increased costs. In the meantime, authorities are continuing rescue and recovery efforts while investigating the cause of the collision.

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