Timeline extended for investigation into loss of Titan submersible

Timeline extended for investigation into loss of Titan submersible

(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation (MBI) continues to actively investigate the factors that led to the loss of the Titan submersible in the North Atlantic Ocean on June 18, 2023, with five people aboard. The Coast Guard’s investigation remains active but will take longer than initially projected to complete. “The investigation into the implosion of…
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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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Former cruise ship sinks at California mooring, discharges oil

Former cruise ship sinks at California mooring, discharges oil

(SAN FRANCISCO) — A Unified Command with representatives from the U.S. Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response and the city of Stockton has been formed to respond to a sinking vessel in Little Potato Slough near Stockton. A report to the California Office of Emergency Services on Wednesday indicated Aurora, a non-operational…
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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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Barge removed, Galveston bridge reopens after allision

Barge removed, Galveston bridge reopens after allision

(GALVESTON, Texas) — The Unified Command, consisting of Martin Marine, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Texas General Land Office, continues to respond to the incident that occurred Wednesday when a Martin Marine-owned barge struck the Pelican Island Bridge. On Friday, T&T Group personnel successfully removed the barge from the bridge. The barge is secured, and no additional oil discharged…
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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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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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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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