Dali vessel freed in Baltimore bridge demolition

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Dali vessel freed from Baltimore bridge demolition

Crews in Baltimore have used controlled explosive charges to remove the Dali containership from the remains of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland.

This announcement comes six days after the plan to release the Dali vessel was first disclosed.

According to CBS News, Unified Command’s goal to fully restore the main channel of the Patapsco River and access to the Port of Baltimore by the end of May is still on schedule.

Coast Guard, Capt. David O’Connell stated that the explosions went “according to plan.”

“After necessary assessments and surveys, the plan is to remove ballast to make the ship buoyant on its own and then use four tugboats to pull it out into the channel and escort it to the pier,” said O’Connell.

Baltimore Mayor, Brandon M. Scott sharing his thoughts via X

This action also comes seven weeks after the Dali containership collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge, killing six people in the collapse.

One day later, the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore suspended ship traffic entering and departing the port following the collision.

Video of the explosion occurring, NBC News

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