Main channel fully restored at Port of Baltimore

Main channel fully restored at Port of Baltimore

(BALTIMORE) — As part of the Unified Command response to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Navy supervisor of salvage and diving on Monday restored the Fort McHenry Federal Channel to its original operational dimensions of 700 feet wide and 50 feet deep for commercial maritime transit through the…
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Salvors remove final truss blocking Baltimore channel

Salvors remove final truss blocking Baltimore channel

(BALTIMORE) — Ten weeks after the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, salvage crews removed the final large steel truss segment blocking the 700-foot-wide Fort McHenry Federal Channel on June 3 and 4. The span collapsed after being hit by the containership Dali on March 26. Using concrete breakers, underwater surveys and oxyacetylene torches, they separated tons of concrete…
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Dali moved from Key Bridge channel, towed to terminal

Dali moved from Key Bridge channel, towed to terminal

(BALTIMORE) — Salvors working with the Key Bridge Response Unified Command refloated and moved the containership Dali on Monday at approximately 7 a.m. With the assistance of five tugboats and other support vessels, the ship was towed and pushed 2.5 miles, arriving at a local marine terminal at approximately 9 a.m. Dali had been pinned under debris from the Francis…
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Preparations continue for refloating Dali in Baltimore

Preparations continue for refloating Dali in Baltimore

(BALTIMORE) — Unified Command officials continued to evaluate the containership Dali on Thursday in preparation for refloating the vessel and clearing the federal channel. The ship struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26 while exiting the Port of Baltimore, causing the bridge to collapse. Unified Command officials have evaluated sonar and lidar imagery but are awaiting results from…
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NTSB: Dali had blackouts in port hours before bridge strike

NTSB: Dali had blackouts in port hours before bridge strike

(BALTIMORE) — The containership Dali lost electrical power hours before leaving the Port of Baltimore and striking the Francis Scott Key Bridge, according to the preliminary report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). In a span of about 10 hours, the ship experienced multiple blackouts – two during in-port maintenance – before hitting the central truss spans…
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Salvors to use explosives to clear debris from boxship Dali

Salvors to use explosives to clear debris from boxship Dali

(BALTIMORE) — The Key Bridge Response Unified Command is scheduled to use precision cuts made with small explosive charges to remove a large section of the Francis Scott Key Bridge wreckage from on top of the containership Dali. The vessel struck the bridge on March 26, causing it to collapse. Six highway workers who were on the span at the…
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Salvors prepare to remove bridge debris atop boxship Dali

Salvors prepare to remove bridge debris atop boxship Dali

(BALTIMORE) — Salvage crews are preparing to remove the debris lying on top of the containership Dali, which struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, causing it to collapse. The operation requires careful handling of roadbed material, crushed containers and bridge fragments resting on the ship’s bow. "The complexities of this next phase of operations require thorough preparation,…
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Officials detail month of progress after bridge collapse

Officials detail month of progress after bridge collapse

(BALTIMORE) — One month has passed since the Singaporean-flagged containership Dali struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which connects Hawkins Point and Dundalk, Md., resulting in the bridge’s collapse into the lower Patapsco River. This incident brought all maritime traffic in and out of the Port of Baltimore to a standstill. During the incident involving Dali, eight road crew workers,…
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Fourth channel allows deep-draft ships to depart Baltimore

Fourth channel allows deep-draft ships to depart Baltimore

(BALTIMORE) — The captain of the port on Thursday established a fourth channel, the Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel, which will run the length of the northeast side of the federal channel at the Francis Scott Key Bridge and provide additional access to commercially essential traffic. The bridge collapsed on March 26 after being hit by the containership Dali. The…
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Third temporary channel established at Key Bridge

Third temporary channel established at Key Bridge

(BALTIMORE) — The captain of the port (COTP) has established the Fort Carroll Temporary Alternate Channel, which is on the northeast side of the main channel in the vicinity of the Francis Scott Key Bridge and will provide limited access for commercially essential vessels. The bridge collapsed on March 26 after being hit by the containership Dali. The Fort Carroll…
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