Singapore-Flagged Ship Causes Bridge Collapse in Maryland: Rescue Efforts Underway with Concerns for Workers’ Safety

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. Per ship tracking data, the vessel is 984 feet long and was identified as the Dali. The livestream captured the moment at 1:28 a.m. when the vessel struck what appeared to be a bridge support beam.

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 incident has caused workers to enter the water as part of rescue efforts and there are concerns for their safety given that only half of the bridge has collapsed so far.

The Baltimore Police Department confirmed a partial bridge collapse and is working with emergency services to assess the situation and provide updates on its progress

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

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