MPA assists US Coast Guard after Baltimore bridge collapse: Latest updates and classification investigation

Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA Singapore) Teo Eng Dih has extended to Admiral Linda L. Fagan, Commandant US Coast Guard, MPA’s continued support to the US Coast Guard and the local authorities on the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse.

MPA Singapore is working with the ship management company Synergy Marine to facilitate information exchange to support the US Coast Guard in its investigation.

Two bodies recovered in Baltimore bridge collapse

MPA has also...

VIDEO: White House briefing on Baltimore bridge response

”It’s my intention that the federal government will pay for the entire cost of reconstructing that bridge and I expect the Congress to support my effort,” President Biden pledged yeserday as he delivered remarks on the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Today House Press Secretary Karine Jeanne-Pierre was joined by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Vice Admiral Peter W. Gautier, U.S. Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations, for a press briefing on thr efforts to reopen the...

Corps supporting recovery operations following Baltimore bridge collapse

The Baltimore Engineer District activated its Emergency Operations Center March 26, clearing the way for more than 1,100 engineering, construction, contracting and operations specialists to provide support to local, state and federal agencies following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

In accordance with federal authorities, the Corps of Engineers says that iy continues the effort to clear the federal channel as part of the larger interagency recovery effort. Together with local,...

Baltimore bridge disaster could have a $10 million impact on Carnival Corporation earnings

Cruise giant Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) followed yesterday’s announcement of its second newbuild order this year by reporting record first quarter earnings and all time high bookings. Still, the Baltimore bridge disaster cast a shadow on the company’s guidance for full year 2024. As the response to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse transitions to a recovery effort, we can expect many other companies to report similar impacts.

“Given the timing of yesterday’s event...

Hope for Baltimore bridge survivors vanishes

Any hope of rescuing victims following the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key bridge has evaporated according to the US Coast Guard, which called off the search after dark yesterday.

According to US emergency services, there were eight maintenance staff repairing the potholes in the road when the Maersk-operated, 10,000 TEU Dali crashed into the bridge, which immediately collapsed.

Two workers were rescued, one seriously injured, another uninjured and six remain missing. It is not certain...

The accident history of ship that crashed into Baltimore bridge

The 10,000 TEU container vessel Dali that hit Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore has been involved in another shipping accident back in 2016.

In particular, the boxship smashed into a quay at the port of Antwerp in Belgium on 11 July 2016, as it was exiting the North Sea container terminal.

Maersk to omit Baltimore calls as Singapore authority reveals ship “lost propulsion” before incident

The Antwerp port authorities said the vessel had remained at the dock for repairs for some time after the...

Biden: US will pay to rebuild Francis Scott Key Bridge

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday called for an all-out federal effort to respond to the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore, including paying to get it rebuilt.

“It’s my intention that the federal government will pay for the entire cost of reconstructing that bridge, and I expect Congress to support my effort,” he said at a White House media briefing. “This is going to take some time; we’re not leaving until this job is done.”

Asked if companies affiliated with the ship that...

Baltimore bridge collapse could cause significant supply chain disruption

The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed after being struck by the 10,000 TEU container vessel Dali, deployed on 2M alliance’s Far East – US East Coast service.

While Baltimore is not one of the largest US East Coast ports, it still imports and exports more than one million containers each year so there is the potential to cause significant disruption to supply chains, according to Emily Stausbøll, Market Analyst at Xeneta, an ocean freight shipping rate benchmarking and intelligence...

BREAKING: Rescue underway following Baltimore bridge collapse after ship strike

There are more questions than answers this morning as Americans wake up to the news of a 948-foot Singapore-flagged containership, chartered by Maersk, having smashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Md., after leaving the Port of Baltimore.

The Baltimore Fire Department reported that two people were rescued from the water and taken to a local hospital in critical condition. It’s unclear how many additional casualties rescuers are trying to locate.

The Port of Baltimore announced

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