NTSB releases new update on Dali investigation

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As the Dali, the ship that struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge, was finally leaving Baltimore yesterday, the National Transportation Safety Board published an update on its ongoing investigation. It cautions that the Dali investigation update “does not contain analysis and does not discuss probable cause in this ongoing investigation. As such, no conclusions regarding the cause of the contact should be made based on the information contained in the update. The information in the update is...


VIDEO: Some Dali crew members set to go home

Baltimore media, including WBAL TV, report that eight members of the crew of the containership Dali are set to return to their homes in India and Sri Lanka. The way for their departure was opened after attorneys for the City of Baltimore dropped a petition seeking keep the crew in the U.S. after receiving commitments from Dali owner, Grace Ocean Private Limited, and manager, Synergy Marine, to respond to a request for interviews within 30 days and to guarantee crew members will appear.



VIDEO: Last large Key Bridge section moved from Federal Channel

Ten weeks after the containership Dali struck Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge initiating its collapse, salvage crews successfully removed the final large steel truss segment of the bridge blocking the 700-foot-wide Fort McHenry Federal Channel on June 3-4.

Using concrete breakers, underwater surveys, and oxyacetylene torches, they separated tons of concrete roadway, cable, and steel rebar from “Section 4C” while removing debris with clamshell dredges.

On May 20, Unified Command had cleared...


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The containership Dali being refloated and moved away from the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge, May 20, 2024

Impressive work by salvors and US engineers has restored full access to the Port of Baltimore, with the ill-fated containership Dali safely extracted from the wreckage of the bridge and alongside in the port she had left on March 26. By every standard, it has been a spectacular operation, which few...


Key Bridge Response Unified Command moves Dali, restores use of Federal Channel

The containership Dali after it struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, March 26, 2024

Salvors working with the Key Bridge Response Unified Command in Baltimore refloated and moved the containership Dali on Monday, May 20, at approximately 07:00 local time. With the assistance of five tugs and other support vessels, Dali was towed and pushed 2.5 miles (four kilometres), arriving at a...


Dali towed away from Baltimore bridge collapse site

Dali, the container ship that struck down Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, has arrived at Seagirt Container Terminal after being refloated on 20 May.

An allision between the 2015-built 10,000 TEU ship and the bridge on 26 March caused the bridge to collapse, killing six construction workers who had been mending potholes on the structure.

Dali, which Maersk Line chartered from Singapore-based owner Grace Ocean, was pinned under the bridge wreckage while authorities planned a method to remove...


VIDEO: Dali refloated and relocated

How they planned to get Dali refloated and relocated

The Key Bridge Response Unified Command reports that salvors refloated and moved the M/V Dali at approximately 7 a.m., this morning. Video streamed by local media showed the Dali refloated, under tow and then alongside at the Port of Baltimore’s Dundalk Marine terminal, still with a portion of highway across its bow.

The whole operation appears to have gone completely according to a plan details of which were released Saturday.

That plan said that optimum conditions called for the transit of the...


VIDEO: Unified Command starts preparations for Dali refloat

Officials of the Key Bridge Unified Command were yesterday continuing to evaluate the Dali in preparation for refloating the vessel and clearing the Fort McHenry Federal Channel to the Port of Baltimore.

Since explosive cuts brought down most of the bridge structure that had been pinning the Dali down, the scene around the vessel looks a lot less chaotic. However, there is still a lot of clearance to be done prior to the Dali refloat.

Unified Command officials have evaluated sonar and lidar...


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