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Another Milestone After Collapse of Baltimore Bridge

Shipping channel has fully reopened

(Newser) - The main shipping channel into Baltimore's port has fully reopened to its original depth and width following the March 26 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which killed six people and blocked most maritime traffic into the harbor. Officials announced the full reopening in a news release Monday...

Collapse of Baltimore Bridge Hits a Milestone

Container ship Dali is refloated, escorted by tugboats back to Baltimore for repairs

(Newser) - The recovery from the deadly Baltimore bridge collapse reached a significant milestone this week as the ill-fated container ship Dali was slowly escorted back to port, its damaged bow still covered with smashed shipping containers, fallen steel trusses, and mangled concrete. The AP reports that the vessel, refloated at high...

'Morale Has Dipped' Among Crew Stuck on Cargo Ship

They haven't been allowed to leave the Dali since March 26 Baltimore bridge disaster

(Newser) - On Monday, crews detonated explosives to free the Dali container ship from the wreckage of the Francis Scott Key Bridge—and the Dali's crew remained on board, where they have been trapped for more than seven weeks since the ship hit the Baltimore bridge. The 21 sailors—20 Indian...

Cargo Ship Had Blackout Hours Before Hitting Bridge

NTSB releases detailed account of Baltimore disaster

(Newser) - The cargo ship Dali experienced an electrical blackout about 10 hours before leaving the Port of Baltimore and yet again shortly before it slammed into the Francis Key Bridge and killed six construction workers, federal investigators said Tuesday, providing the most detailed account yet of the tragedy. More, from the...

Crews Bring Down Span of Key Bridge
Explosives Fell
Key Bridge Span

Explosives Fell Key Bridge Span

Demolition is intended to allow traffic through Baltimore port to resume

(Newser) - Crews set off a network of linked explosives Monday to break down the largest remaining span of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, and with a boom, the steel section crumpled into the water in seconds. The explosives flashed orange and let off plumes of black smoke upon...

Body of Last Missing Bridge Collapse Victim Found

'With heavy hearts, today marks a significant milestone in our recovery efforts'

(Newser) - The body of the last missing construction worker killed in the collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge in March has been recovered, officials announced Tuesday as demolition crews prepared to use explosives in the ongoing cleanup effort. Six construction workers were killed in the collapse. The body of...

Body of Bridge Collapse Victim Found in Truck

One worker still missing after Baltimore disaster

(Newser) - The body of a fifth person killed in the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse has been recovered, leaving one worker still missing. Police said the body of 49-year-old welder Miguel Luna was recovered from a truck after the vehicle was found by a Unified Command salvage team, CNN reports. Maryland...

First Ships Use New Channel to Move Past Bridge Wreckage

Five stranded vessels will at last be able to leave port

(Newser) - The first ships passed through a newly opened deep-water channel in Baltimore on Thursday after being stuck in the harbor since the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed four weeks ago, halting most maritime traffic through the city's port. The Balsa 94, a bulk carrier sailing under a Panama flag,...

Baltimore: Ship's Owners Were Negligent, Need to Pay Up

City files court papers to hold Grace Ocean and Synergy Marine fully liable in bridge collapse

(Newser) - The owner and manager of the massive container ship that took down the Francis Scott Key Bridge last month should be held fully liable for the deadly collapse, according to court papers filed Monday on behalf of Baltimore's mayor and City Council. The two companies filed a petition soon...

Body of 4th Worker Recovered After Key Bridge Collapse

2 more workers remain missing weeks after tragedy

(Newser) - The body of a fourth construction worker killed in the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore was recovered Sunday. Six workers who were repairing potholes on the bridge were killed when a cargo ship crashed into it in the early morning hours of March 26, almost immediately causing its...

Report: Dali Set Out Despite Electrical Issues

Source says crew was aware of issues while cargo ship was still docked in Baltimore

(Newser) - The massive container ship that caused the deadly collapse of a Baltimore bridge experienced apparent electrical issues before it left port but set out anyway, someone with knowledge of the situation told the AP on Monday, hours after the FBI said it was investigating whether any laws might have been...

FBI Opens Criminal Inquiry Into Bridge Collapse

Investigators looking into whether ship left Baltimore port with known systems problems

(Newser) - The FBI and the Coast Guard have opened a criminal investigation into the deadly collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, report the Washington Post and CNN . On Monday morning, federal agents boarded the container ship that struck the bridge pillar last month. "The FBI is present...

Containers Are Being Removed From Ship That Collapsed Bridge

It's an important step toward reopening the shipping lane

(Newser) - Salvage crews on Sunday began removing containers from the deck of the cargo ship that crashed into and collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, an important step toward the full reopening of one of the nation's main shipping lanes, the AP reports. The removal of the containers...

More Than a Week After Bridge Collapse, a 3rd Body

Divers in Baltimore recovered remains on Friday of 38-year-old Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval

(Newser) - A third body has been found at the site of the March 26 collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. Authorities announced Friday evening that salvage divers recovered a third body from the water, identified as 38-year-old Maynor Yasir Suazo-Sandoval, one of the missing workers. His body was...

At Key Bridge, Biden Reassures
At Key Bridge, Biden Reassures
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At Key Bridge, Biden Reassures

Federal government is committed to rebuilding span, as well as commerce and jobs, president says

(Newser) - "I'm here to say your nation has your back," President Biden told the people of Maryland on Friday after seeing the wreckage of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge. "The damage is devastating, and our hearts are still breaking." He promised federal aid in repairing...

Workers on Bridge Discussed Ship 30 Seconds Before It Hit

But their conversation appeared unconcerned

(Newser) - In the moments before the cargo ship Dali rammed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge and sent it crumbling into the water, a flurry of urgent warnings crackled over radios and enabled police to block traffic from getting on the span, likely saving lives. But those warnings seemingly didn't...

Vessels Clearing Debris Have a Temporary Channel to Use

'We have to move fast, but we cannot be careless,' governor says

(Newser) - The Coast Guard has opened a temporary, alternate channel for vessels involved in the clearing of debris at the site of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, part of a phased approach to opening the main channel leading to the vital port, officials said Monday. Crews are undertaking...

Who's Going to Pay for Baltimore Bridge? It Could Get Sticky
1851 Law May Limit
Ship Owner's Bridge Liability
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1851 Law May Limit Ship Owner's Bridge Liability

Cost could be $4B, and figuring out who will pay for all of it will be complicated

(Newser) - The devastating collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore early Tuesday, which left six construction workers dead or presumed dead and injured two others, is going to be expensive. The shipping insurance payout could break the current record for a marine loss, reports. That record is...

Worker: Shift Change Saved Me From Bridge Collapse
He Should've
Been on the
Bridge, but
Changed Shift

He Should've Been on the Bridge, but Changed Shift

Moises Diaz mourns co-workers who died during collapse of Baltimore's Key Bridge

(Newser) - The bodies of two Brawner Builders construction workers have been pulled from the waters of Maryland's Patapsco River following the collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday, and four more are presumed dead; the search for them has been suspended. Now, another of the company's...

Divers Find 2 Workers' Bodies as Timeline of Crash Emerges

Recorder on container ship provides information about events before Dali hit Key Bridge

(Newser) - The bodies of two construction workers killed in the collapse of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge were recovered on Wednesday, after divers spotted them about 25 feet below the surface of the Patapsco River in a red pickup truck. The remains of Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes, 35, and Dorlian Ronial...

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