Maryland Bridge Collapse Leaves Eight Workers and Cars in Water: Officials Investigate Cause, Condolences Pour In

What we know so far about the Baltimore bridge collapse: reminiscent of an action movie

A bridge in Maryland made headlines when it collapsed, leaving eight workers and at least seven cars in the water. The accident occurred around 1:30 a.m. local time when the freighter Dali veered off course near the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Despite miraculously unharmed, all crew members on the ship were shaken by the incident.

The Baltimore FBI ruled out terrorism as a cause of the collapse, stating that it was not intentional. The dramatic accident drew international attention and condolences from US President Joe Biden, who described it as something out of an action movie. Mayor Brandon Scott also weighed in, calling it a tragedy that would have significant implications for the US automotive supply chain.

The vessel, part of Danish shipping company Maersk, lost propulsion before colliding with the bridge due to power failure. Two workers were rescued from the water while six others remained missing and six cars fell into the water. Divers continued to search for survivors in the cold water with diminishing hopes due to low water temperature.

The collapse of Francis Scott Key Bridge was unexpected given its good technical condition and had not been expected to happen. However, authorities continue to investigate its cause as they work to recover any remaining survivors and vehicles from the water.

The closure of Port Baltimore for rescue operations has further complicated matters for major car companies like Ford and General Motors who rely heavily on port operations for their operations. These companies will now have to redirect parts shipments through other ports, adding an extra layer of complexity.

Despite this tragedy, officials are working tirelessly to ensure that safety measures are put in place to prevent such incidents from happening again in the future.

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