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Governor Brown Praise Crew of Container Ship that Saved Lives in Francis Scott Key Bridge Collision; FBI Rules Out Terrorist Attack; Bottlenecks and Delays Expected due to Bridge Closure and Investigation

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

Governor Brown Praise Crew of Container Ship that Saved Lives in Francis Scott Key Bridge Collision; FBI Rules Out Terrorist Attack; Bottlenecks and Delays Expected due to Bridge Closure and Investigation

Governor Brown of Maryland praised the crew of the container ship that struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore for their timely warning that saved lives. According to Brown, the ship was previously disabled and moving towards the bridge at high speed, sending out a distress signal before impact. Thanks to their warning, more cars were stopped from entering the bridge, preventing a major disaster.

The FBI has ruled out any possibility of the ship’s impact being a terrorist attack following the collision. Two people were rescued from the Patapsco River with one in serious condition. Six individuals believed to be part of the construction crew working on the bridge are still missing, and three cars and two trucks also fell into the river during the incident.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge, a crucial link in Baltimore Harbor, was opened in 1977 and named after Francis Scott Key, who wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The closure of this bridge and suspension of traffic in Port Baltimore could lead to disruptions to supply chains and affect goods ranging from cars to coal and sugar. Experts have warned that bottlenecks, delays and increased costs may occur as authorities continue rescue and recovery efforts while investigating the cause of the collision.

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