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Maryland Bridge Collapse Caught on Livestream as Ship Collides with Structure

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Mar 26, 2024

A large ship crashed into a bridge in Maryland early Tuesday morning, causing it to collapse. Per ship tracking data, the vessel is Singapore-flagged and is listed at 984 feet long. A YouTube livestream captured the moment at 1:28 a.m. when the vessel struck what appeared to be a bridge support beam.

The vessel, identified as the Dali, approached a support beam of the Francis Scott Key Bridge at around 1:24 a.m. local time. The livestream showed the ship’s lights turn off minutes before the impact, before turning back on as it neared the bridge. The ship struck the beam at around 1:28 a.m., causing the bridge to collapse in less than 10 seconds.

The Dali is owned by Grace Ocean, a Singapore-based company, and managed by Synergy Marine Group, also based in Singapore. Despite attempts to reach both companies for comment, they did not respond. The bridge closure was due to a collapse caused by the ship strike, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

The Baltimore Police Department confirmed a partial bridge collapse, with workers 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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