Cargo Ship Crashes Previous to Francis Scott Key Bridge Incident


The cargo ship that collided with The famous Francis Scott Key Bridge today was involved in a crash in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2016. You can read the details below.

  • A cargo ship collided with Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday, causing it to collapse.
  • The same ship was involved in a crash in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2016.
  • The cause of both incidents was not immediately clear.

The container ship that collided with Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge was involved in another crash in 2016.

The Dali, a Singapore-flagged ship, crashed into the bridge early on Tuesday, knocking its whole span into the Patapsco River.

It was not immediately clear whether anyone was hurt or killed, but authorities declared the collapse a mass-casualty event.

It wasn’t immediately clear why the Dali crashed.

ABC News, citing US officials, said that the Dali lost propulsion soon before hitting the support pillar. Livestream video viewed by Business Insider showed the ship’s lights cutting out shortly before impact.

It is not the first time the Dali has hit something.

The ship was involved in another collision in July 2016, the year after it was built.

Maritime blogs, including Shipwreck Log and VesselFinder, posted videos of the stern of the same container vessel scraping against a quay in Antwerp, Belgium.

You can read the rest of the story here. By Mikhaila Friel (Business Insider)

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