Dali leaves Port of Baltimore three months after bridge collapse

Dali leaves Port of Baltimore three months after bridge collapse

The Dali containership has left the city’s port after staying put for three months due to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse.

On 24 June, the Dali containership left Baltimore’s port with the assistance of four tugboats.

The BBC reported that the containership is on its way to Norfolk, Virginia, where it is anticipated to arrive in 16-20 hours.

Shortly after leaving the Port of Baltimore in the early hours of 26 March, the ship crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge, Maryland.

In the incident, six construction workers tragically lost their lives.

On 16 May, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) revealed that the Dali containership experienced a loss of electrical power before crashing into the bridge. Eight days later, the Dali was removed from the remains of the bridge after 55 days.

Before the Port of Baltimore shipping channel could reopen completely in June, some 50,000 tonnes of wreckage needed to be cleaned and the Dali transported to the port.

The BBC noted that the FBI and US Coast Guard are investigating the crash, noting that officials estimate the bridge to be reconstructed by 2028 for approximately $1.9 billion.

© Associated Press via YouTube

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