/ 27 March 2024

A bridge and troubled waters


Rescue crews in the US port city of Baltimore are searching a local river for at least 6 missing construction workers after a cargo ship crashed into a major bridge, which saw it collapse into the water last night our time. As you can imagine, the pictures are quite something… Police rescued 2 people from the water, but they’re yet to confirm any fatalities. Video footage shows the Singapore-flagged container ship, the Dali, colliding with the 2.57km-long Francis Scott Key Bridge at around 1.30am local time – reports say the ship suffered a power issue and sent a mayday call. That saw authorities able to stop vehicles from driving onto the bridge. US President Joe Biden said he’ll visit Baltimore “as quickly as I can.” Danish company Maersk, which was chartering the ship, says it’s “horrified by what has happened”.

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