Tragic Collision at Francis Scott Key Bridge Leads to Closure and Increased Costs for Port of Baltimore

Baltimore Bridge Collision: Ship Loses Power, Crew Rescued with Warning

Governor Wes Brown, of Maryland, commended the crew of the container ship that struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore for their quick thinking and timely warning that saved lives. According to the governor, the ship was disabled and heading towards the bridge at high speed when it sent out a distress signal before impact. Thanks to their warning, more cars were able to stop in time, preventing a catastrophe.

The FBI has ruled out any possibility of the collision being a terrorist attack. Following the incident, two people were rescued from the Patapsco River with one in serious condition. Unfortunately, six members of the construction crew working on the bridge remain missing and three cars and two trucks also fell into the river during the collision.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge is an essential link in Baltimore Harbor and was opened in 1977, named after the author of The Star Spangled Banner. With its closure and suspension of traffic in Port of Baltimore, experts warn that there may be disruptions to supply chains affecting goods from automobiles to coal and sugar.

As a result of this closure on one of America’s main ports on the East Coast, there could be bottlenecks, delays and increased costs for goods coming through this port. Authorities are currently conducting rescue and recovery efforts while investigating what caused this tragic collision.

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