We know more about the causes of the collision between the container ship and the bridge in Baltimore

We know more about the causes of the collision between the container ship and the bridge in Baltimore
We know more about the causes of the collision between the container ship and the bridge in Baltimore

The Singapore-flagged Dali also experienced two electrical failures the day before during maintenance operations carried out in the port of Baltimore, according to the investigation by the American Transportation Safety Agency (NTSB).

“The NTSB is still investigating the electrical configuration after the initial damage at the port and its possible impact on the events occurring at the time of the accident,” the report said.

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The crew of the container ship, which was leaving the port of Baltimore, on the east coast of the United States, bound for Sri Lanka, had managed to appeal for help to the authorities just before the tragedy, which made it possible to cut off part of the road traffic on the structure.

According to the report, the crew had been subjected to multiple drug and alcohol tests before and after the disaster, and all came back negative.

On March 26, the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed in seconds like a house of cards after being hit by the Dali.

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Six workers carrying out repair work on the bridge, all Latin American immigrants, died. The last body was only found last week.

The authorities destroyed a piece of the structure with explosives on Monday in order to free the embedded container ship.

The bridge was an important highway axis for the northeastern United States, connecting the capital Washington and New York. Maritime transport in one of the country’s busiest ports had been blocked.

In the meantime, a temporary navigation corridor has been opened, in particular to allow the passage of vessels carrying out clearing operations.

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