Maryland Governor Praise Crew of Container Ship that Avoided Catastrophe on Francis Scott Key Bridge

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

The container ship that struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, causing significant damage, was praised by Maryland Governor Wes Brown for its crew’s timely warning that prevented a catastrophic disaster. The governor stated that the ship had previously been disabled and was traveling at high speed when it sent out a distress signal before impact. Thanks to this warning, more cars were stopped from entering the bridge, averting a major tragedy.

The FBI has ruled out any possibility of the collision being a terrorist attack following the incident. Two individuals were rescued from the Patapsco River with one in serious condition, while six construction workers are still missing. Additionally, three cars and two trucks fell into the river during the collision.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge, opened in 1977 and named after the author of America’s national anthem, is a vital link in Baltimore Harbor. The closure of the bridge and suspension of traffic in Port Baltimore could lead to disruptions to supply chains, affecting goods ranging from cars to coal and sugar. This could result in bottlenecks, delays, and increased costs for businesses operating on the US East Coast. However, authorities continue to prioritize rescue and recovery efforts while investigating what caused this terrible accident.

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