Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Ship’s Crew Rescues Lives, Six Still Missing

During a routine maintenance on a bridge in Baltimore, several workers fell into the waters of the Patapsco River. Governor Moore declared a state of emergency and deployed large forces to search for the missing individuals. Two workers were rescued, with one in serious condition. Despite extensive efforts, six people are still missing and the search continues using boats and divers.

According to photographs of the accident, the ship lost power before striking the bridge support. Work crews were on the bridge at the time of the collapse. Sonar detected multiple vehicles in the water, which is approximately 50 feet deep. The ship’s lights went out suddenly and changed direction, leading to the collision. An emergency message was sent about the electricity problem, helping to save lives.

The collapse of this bridge, which opened in 1977 and is part of Interstate 695, will likely halt activity at the port of Baltimore. This will have a significant impact on export and import shipments of vehicles, particularly from Nissan, Toyota, and General Motors. More than 40 vessels are stranded in the port and at least thirty scheduled arrivals will likely be diverted to other east coast ports as a result of this incident.

By Samantha Johnson

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