Singapore Ship Causes Maryland Bridge Collapse: A Tragic Reminder of the Dangers of Maritime Traffic

Maryland Bridge Collapse Caught on Livestream as Ship Collides with Structure

A Singapore-flagged ship crashed into a bridge in Maryland early Tuesday morning, causing it to collapse. 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.

Despite attempts to reach both Grace Ocean, a Singapore-based company that owns the vessel, and Synergy Marine Group, also based in Singapore, 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 incident highlights the potential dangers of maritime traffic near bridges and the importance of maintaining safe distances to prevent accidents like this from occurring. 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.

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