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Ship Strike Causes Bridge Collapse in Maryland: A Tragic Accident Highlights the Importance of Maritime Safety

Maryland Bridge Collapse Caught on Livestream as Ship Collides with Structure

Ship Strike Causes Bridge Collapse in Maryland: A Tragic Accident Highlights the Importance of Maritime Safety

On Tuesday morning, a Singapore-flagged ship crashed into a bridge in Maryland, causing it to collapse. The vessel, known as the Dali, is 984 feet long and was identified through ship tracking data. The moment of impact was captured on a YouTube livestream at 1:28 a.m. when the vessel struck what appeared to be a bridge support beam.

According to the livestream, the Dali’s lights went out minutes before the impact, before turning back on as it neared the bridge. The ship struck the beam at around 1:28 a.m., causing the bridge to collapse in under 10 seconds.

The Dali is owned by Grace Ocean, a Singapore-based company, and managed by Synergy Marine Group, also based in Singapore. Despite attempts to reach both companies for comment, they did not respond. The Maryland Transportation Authority confirmed that the bridge closure was due to a collapse caused by the ship strike.

The Baltimore Police Department reported a partial bridge collapse with workers possibly in the water. Representatives for the Maryland Transportation Authority did not immediately respond to requests for comment. This incident highlights the importance of maintaining safe distances around bridges and preventing accidents like this from occurring in future maritime traffic near bridges.

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