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Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: All six missing construction workers presumed dead, search op suspended

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed in Baltimore, Maryland, in the early hours of Tuesday after a container ship hit it.
Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: In an aerial view, the cargo ship Dali sits in the water after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. The accident has temporarily closed the Port of Baltimore, one of the largest and busiest on the East Coast of the U.S.
Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: In an aerial view, the cargo ship Dali sits in the water after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. The accident has temporarily closed the Port of Baltimore, one of the largest and busiest on the East Coast of the U.S.

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed and several vehicles may have fallen into the river below after a container ship collided with it. The ship caught fire, emitting thick black smoke. Emergency responders are searching for at least seven people in the water. Kevin Cartwright from the Baltimore Fire Department described the situation as a "dire emergency" and a "developing mass casualty event." The incident occurred over the Patapsco River, a key shipping artery, and the bridge is named after the writer of "The Star-Spangled Banner."...Read More

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Mar 27, 2024 2:32 PM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Bridge collapse sparks conspiracy theories

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Following the Key Bridge collapse, social media was flooded with several conspiracy theories.

While controversial influencer Andrew Tate claimed that the 'Dali' ship had been “cyber-attacked,” Donald Trump's ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn suggested that the collision was not an accident.

Meanwhile, Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, told Newsmax that COVID-19 lockdowns had undermined the bridge's infrastructure and transit services. He also indicated that drugs could be the reason for the collision.

Mar 27, 2024 1:30 PM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Baltimore mayor says incident ‘looked like something out of an action movie’

Baltimore's mayor has said that the bridge collapse is “something out of an action movie”. “This is a tragedy you could never imagine,” Mayor Brandon Scott reportedly said. “Never would you think you would see the Key Bridge tumble down like that, it looked like something out of an action movie.”

Mar 27, 2024 12:57 PM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Divers set to resume search on Wednesday for 6 workers presumed dead

Search divers are set to return to the waters on Wednesday, March 27, to look for remains of the six workers who are now presumed to have died. According to Maryland state police and the US Coast Guard officials, search efforts could not be continued overnight as diminished visibility and dangerous currents in the channel made it risky.

State police colonel Roland Butler said that beginning at 6 am on Wednesday, “we’re hoping to put divers in the water and begin a more detailed search to do our very best to recover those six missing people."

“We do not believe that we’re going to find any of these individuals alive,” Coast Guard rear admiral Shannon Gilreath added, according to Independent.

Mar 27, 2024 12:02 PM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Joe Biden lauds quick action by Indian crew members

US President Joe Biden lauded the prompt action by personnel on board the cargo ship ‘Dali.’ Personnel on board the ship were able to alert the Maryland Department of Transportation that they had lost control of their vessel prompting the local authorities to close the bridge to traffic before the catastrophic was impact, a move which "undoubtedly" saved lives, President Biden said.

Biden added that "Everything so far indicates that this was a terrible accident. At this time, we have no other indication - no other reason to believe there was any intentional act here."

Mar 27, 2024 9:15 AM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Official report claims crew member on DALI was safe hours after bridge collapse

Following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday, a message from a DALI cargo ship crew member was received, confirming the safety of all on board. Andy Middleton, the director of the Apostleship of the Sea, relayed this reassuring news. The vessel, manned by a 22-person crew from India, had embarked on its voyage earlier that day, setting a course for Sri Lanka.

Middleton recounted his early morning communication with one of the seafarers, stating, “I was able to reach out to a crew member very early this morning around 5:30 (a.m. ET) or 6 (a.m. ET) and get a message to them asking if they were OK.” The response was prompt and affirmative, as the crew member assured within minutes that “the crew was safe, and everybody that [was] on board was safe.”

Mar 27, 2024 8:44 AM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Director of Trade Association says ship's pilot tried hard to reduce speed

The recent collapse of the Baltimore Bridge was linked to a ship that lost power moments before the incident. According to Clay Diamond, the head of a maritime pilots’ trade association, the vessel’s pilot made several attempts to avert the disaster.

As the ship neared the bridge, it experienced a complete power outage, affecting its engines and leaving it adrift. Reacting swiftly, the pilot directed the rudder to the port side, preventing the ship from veering right. Additionally, the port anchor was deployed in an effort to stabilize the ship’s position.

The pilot also reached out to a dispatch office with an urgent request to close the bridge, indicating the severity of the situation. Images that have since gone viral depict the ship’s lights flickering off and then on again, leading to speculation about a possible restoration of power. However, Diamond clarified that while the emergency generators restored the lights, the ship’s main propulsion remained non-functional.

Mar 27, 2024 7:47 AM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Underwater mapping for bridge collapse zone to kick off Wednesday, says Fire Chief

The search efforts following the Key Bridge collapse have been temporarily halted for the night due to perilous conditions. However, in a conversation with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night, Baltimore City Fire Chief James Wallacerevealed that a comprehensive underwater mapping operation is slated to commence on Wednesday. This initiative will involve a collaboration of numerous local, state, and federal dive teams.

Chief Wallace explained the unique challenges posed by the Patapsco River’s environment, noting that it is “tidal influenced, so it goes through tide cycles just like the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay does.” He emphasized the complexity of the search area, where water depths fluctuate between 40 feet and over 60 feet. The deeper regions present additional hazards for divers, including colder temperatures and zero visibility.

Providing further details on the conditions faced by the search crews, Wallace reported that upon their arrival on Tuesday morning, the surface water temperature of the Patapsco River was approximately 47 degrees, while the air temperature hovered around 44-45 degrees. These factors contribute to the challenging circumstances under which the search and rescue operations are being conducted.

Mar 27, 2024 7:00 AM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Maryland Gov. Wes Moore recalls ‘heartbreaking conclusion to a challenging day’ after search operation suspension

Eighteen hours after the Francis Scott Key Bridge disaster, Maryland Governor Wes Moore spotlighted the “really heartbreaking conclusion to a challenging day” after the Coast Guard called off the search and rescue efforts at 7:30 pm, with six people presumed dead.

“We put every single asset possible — air, land and sea,” he added about the efforts to find the missing people. Even though the officials have transitioned to the recovery phase, Moore underlined that they were “still fully committed to making sure that we're going to use every single asset to now bring a sense of closure to the families.”

Addressing how quickly the bridge could be built, Moore told reporters that the issue was “a top priority."

Mar 27, 2024 6:59 AM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Maryland Gov. Wes Moore recalls ‘heartbreaking conclusion to a challenging day’ after search operation suspension

Eighteen hours after the Francis Scott Key Bridge disaster, Maryland Governor Wes Moore spotlighted the “really heartbreaking conclusion to a challenging day” after the Coast Guard called off the search and rescue efforts at 7:30 pm, with six people presumed dead.

“We put every single asset possible — air, land and sea,” he added about the efforts to find the missing people. Even though the officials have transitioned to the recovery phase, Moore underlined that they were “still fully committed to making sure that we're going to use every single asset to now bring a sense of closure to the families.”

Addressing how quickly the bridge could be built, Moore told reporters that the issue was “a top priority."

Mar 27, 2024 6:29 AM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Ex-60 Minutes reporter sounds the alarm on ‘cyberattack’ conspiracy theory

Investigative journalist and former 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan has sounded a new conspiracy theory claiming the Baltimore Bridge collapse was “an absolutely brilliant strategic attack on US critical infrastructure". Citing unnamed ‘multiple intel sources,’ she linked the ‘unseen’ cyberattack to the rigging of the 2020 presidential elections.

Appearing on the segment ‘War Room’ segment with Steve Bannon, she asserted that an analyst she spoke to remarked, “They have figured out how to bring us down. As long as you stay away from the teeth of the US military, you can pick the US apart.”

She eventually took to her X profile to detail the theory, highlighting the collapse will “will cripple the city of Baltimore at a time when they do not have the resources to recover.”

Mar 27, 2024 5:38 AM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: 6 workers presumed dead, active search and rescue efforts suspended

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: US Coast Guard officials said to have transitioned to the recovery phase. Rear Admiral Shannon Gilreath noted, “Based on the length of time that we've gone in the search, that we've gone in this search, the extensive search efforts that we've put into it, the water temperature, that at this point, we do not believe we are going to find any of these individuals still alive.”

On Tuesday night, the officials came forward, claiming that the active search and rescue efforts would be suspended. Reports suggest that the only people on the bridge during the collapse constituted a pothole repair crew. Among these eight people, at least two were rescued. The other six missing people were presumed dead.

Col. Roland L. Butler of the Maryland State Police said that divers would hit the water at 6 am Wednesday, attempting to recover the bodies of the six missing workers, now presumed dead. “At this point, we do not know where they are, but we intend to give it our best effort to help these families find closure,” Butler said.

Mar 26, 2024 11:10 PM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: It ‘felt like an earthquake’: Ex-fire chief on bridge collapse

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Donald Heinbuch, who has earlier served as Baltimore fire chief, claimed the strong tremors following the bridge collapse jolted his home for a few seconds.

Recalling the horrific experience when the Key Bridge collapse occurred, he said, it "felt like an earthquake" or "like rolling thunder".

Mar 26, 2024 10:47 PM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: 'You’re Maryland tough', avers Biden

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Biden said search and rescue operation remains a “top priority” as six construction workers are still missing.

Empathizing with those who want to hear about the victims of tragedy, Biden said: "You’re Maryland tough, you’re Baltimore strong."

The POTUS went on to call the Baltimore mishap a “terrible accident”.

Mar 26, 2024 10:35 PM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Biden wants federal govt to pay for bridge reconstruction

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Biden on Tuesday said there is no indication that the Key Bridge collapse was the result of an intentional act.

Addressing a press conference from the White House, he ensured full support, stating that he has already spoken to two senators of Maryland and Gov. Wes Moore.

Recalling that he himself has visited the Key bridge several times, the POTUS said he intends that the federal government pay the entire cost of reconstructing the bridge.

He, however, added that “this is going to take some time”.

Mar 26, 2024 10:29 PM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Biden says will visit Baltimore as ‘quickly as he can’

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Confirming that rescue and search operation is underway, US President Joe Bidden said that the government will provide all federal sources assistance to Maryland.

Calling the Baltimore bridge one of the “most important elements for the economy in the Northeast”, he said that he will visit the city in Maryland “as quickly as he can”.

He said he will work with all the Congress members to ensure that Maryland gets all the support and assistance required.

“We're not leaving until this job gets done,” he asserted.

Mar 26, 2024 10:21 PM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Biden delivers key address after bridge collapse

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: President Joe Biden has started addressing the Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore from the White House.

His speech comes ahead of his scheduled trip to North Carolina. Vice President Kamala Harris will accompany him on the trip.

Mar 26, 2024 10:11 PM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Ship owner says no pollution caused by bridge collision

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: The Dali ship collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge near Baltimore, but no pollution was detected, according to the vessel's owner.

"All crew members, including the two pilots, have been accounted for and there are no reports of any injuries," the company said, adding that “there has also been no pollution”.

Mar 26, 2024 9:58 PM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Minnesota Gov. offers resources to Maryland following collapse

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Calling the Baltimore tragedy “heart-wrenching”, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz offered the people of Maryland resources.

"As we pray for the people of Maryland, we're offering any resources they may need as they grapple with this tragedy," he wrote on X.

Mar 26, 2024 9:55 PM IST

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: Baltimore sports teams, players react to bridge collapse

Baltimore Bridge Live Updates: As Baltimore witnessed a massive tragedy on Tuesday, sports teams and several players have tweeted a message of support.

The Orioles baseball team wrote on X called Baltimore “a tight knit and resilient city”, adding that “Together we’ll get through this”.

Ravens American football team said in a tweet that Baltimore community “will stand together in the aftermath of this event”.

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson said his “heart, thoughts and prayers are with” those affected.

Mar 26, 2024 9:41 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Joe Biden to speak on Baltimore mishap at 12.30 pm

US President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on Baltimore tragedy at 12:30 pm (local time), the White House has said.

It comes after the POTUS held a meeting with key officials and ordered all federal resources to be made available to the bridge response efforts.

Mar 26, 2024 9:24 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Biden says ‘every federal resource’ available to assist rescue ops

US President Joe Biden has responded to the Baltimore mishap, stating that he had convened senior members of his staff for a briefing.

“I’ve directed my administration to ensure every federal resource is available to assist search and rescue efforts and response to this terrible incident,” he wrote on X.

Mar 26, 2024 9:13 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Maryland Governor issues message of support

Maryland Governor Wes Moore also said that response teams “are doing everything in their power to rescue and recover the victims of the collapse.”

Mar 26, 2024 9:09 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Bridge collapses due to ship collision have claimed 342 lives

According to an Associated Press report, some major bridge collapses due to ship collisions have claimed 342 lives globally since 1960.

According to a 2018 report from the World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure, 35 major bridge collapses happened globally between 1960 and 2015 as a result of ship or barge collisions, killing 342 persons in total.

Out of 35, 18 collapses were reported in the United States. These include BIG BAYOU CANOT in 1993 that killed 47 people, SUNSHINE SKYWAY BRIDGE in 1980 claimed 35 lives and EADS BRIDGE in 1988 injured 50 people.

Mar 26, 2024 9:00 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Baltimore Port suspends vessel traffic until further notice

Giving an updated statement on the current situation in the Patapsco River Baltimore Port authorities said that vessel traffic in and out of the port is suspended until further notice.

“At this time, we do not know how long vessel traffic will be suspended. As soon as that is determined, we will provide an update.”

Mar 26, 2024 8:57 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Ford says ‘will have to divert’ parts to other ports

Ford has stated that the Key Bridge collapse will compel the automaker to shift parts to other ports, disrupting its supply chain.

"It's going to have an impact," John Lawler, Ford Motor Company Chief Financial Officer, told Bloomberg.

In order to extend the supply chain, he said, "We'll have to divert parts to other ports."

Mar 26, 2024 8:53 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Biden expected to deliver remarks on bridge collapse

US President Joe Biden is likely to deliver remarks on the Key Bridge collapse on Tuesday, NBC News reported.

Earlier, the White House informed that they have briefed Biden about the situation.

“The President has been briefed on the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore and the ongoing search and rescue efforts. He will continue to receive updates from his team throughout the day,” the statement read.

Mar 26, 2024 8:47 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Shipping giant Maersk to abandon Baltimore port following collapse

Danish shipping firm Maersk said its vessels would avoid the Port of Baltimore for the foreseeable future following the ship collision that led to collapse of Key Bridge.

The ship involved in the incident was chartered by Maersk but none of its crew members were onboard at the time of the mishap .

Mar 26, 2024 8:41 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: WATCH video showing aftermath of Key Bridge collapse

Mar 26, 2024 8:35 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Senator Salling says bridge collapse will devastate entire area

The bridge collapse will become a long-term logistical headache along the East Coast, halting ship movement at the Baltimore Port and disrupting freight and commuter travel.

"Losing this bridge will devastate the entire area, as well as the entire East Coast," state Senator Johnny Ray Salling stated.

According to the authorities, the Baltimore Port handled a record 52.3 million tonnes of international goods worth $80 billion last year.

Mar 26, 2024 8:31 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Authorities mark 5 vehicles submerged in water

Baltimore City Fire Chief James Wallace said that officials used infrared and side-scan sonar technology to identify three passenger vehicles, a cement truck, and a fifth vehicle submerged in the water.

Speaking to CNN, Wallace said up to eight dive teams were undertaking search and rescue operations.

Mar 26, 2024 8:27 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Some more visuals of collapsed bridge

Mar 26, 2024 8:24 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Ship that slammed into Baltimore bridge had a ‘power issue’

According to Maryland Governor Wes Moore, the container collided with the bridge after suffering a loss of power.

"We can confirm that the crew notified authorities of a power issue," Moore said in a statement.

He clarified that the ship had lost power before colliding with one of the columns supporting the bridge.

Mar 26, 2024 8:18 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Maryland governor says rebuilding Key Bridge would be ‘long term’

Maryland Governor Wes Moore stated the rebuilding of the Key Bridge is going to be "long term".

"We are going to get this done... we are going to rebuild in a way that remembers the people this tragedy has impacted," he said in press conference.

He further informed that a mayday call was made ahead of the collapse and workers halted cars from continuing onto the bridge.

Mar 26, 2024 8:09 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Indian crew of 22 were aboard ship that crashed into Key bridge, all safe

The entire 22-member crew of the cargo ship that hit the Key Bridge in Baltimore are Indians, the Synergy Marine Group reported.

The Singapore-flagged container ship "Dali" collapsed with the Key Bridge around 1:30 am local time.

“All crew members, including the two pilots have been accounted for and there are no reports of any injuries. There has also been no pollution,” reported PTI, citing the group.

Mar 26, 2024 8:06 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: When will Baltimore port operations return to normal?

On being asked when port operations might return to normal, Maryland's governor declined to comment, stating that the “exclusive focus is on saving lives, search and rescue.”

Mar 26, 2024 7:50 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: 8 people were on Key Bridge when collapse happened

Speaking to media on Tuesday, Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul Wiedefeld said eight people were on the Key Bridge when a ship collided with the bridge.

The official said that search and rescue operation is still underway for six people as two have been rescued.

Mar 26, 2024 7:48 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Workers were fixing potholes at time of collapse

The construction workers on the Key Bridge were fixing potholes at the time of collapse, said Paul Wiedefeld, the secretary of Maryland’s Transportation Department. He clarified that their work had no connection with the structure of the bridge.

Mar 26, 2024 7:40 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: US authorities say probe being launched into incident

Addressing a press conference, Senator Chris van Hollen said the National Transportation Safety Board will be launching a probe into the incident.

Extending the federal government's support to Baltimore, he said: "our hearts go out to all those who were on the bridge and their loved ones".

Mar 26, 2024 7:37 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Maryland governor says initial probe points to accident

In his latest press conference in Baltimore, Maryland Governor Wes Moore said rescue teams are doing "everything in their power" to rescue the victims of the Key Bridge collapse.

Stating that the state is "in shock", he said: "I recognise many of us are hurting right now, I recognise many of us are scared right now."

He stated that the preliminary inquiry indicates the Key Bridge collapse was an accident, adding that there was no evidence to suggest the incident was terrorism-related.

Mar 26, 2024 7:33 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: All you need to know about Baltimore port

Baltimore port is the deepest in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, the largest waterway in the United States. It features five public terminals and 12 private terminals.

It is the busiest US port for car shipping and the largest port by volume for processing agriculture and construction machinery.

It managed 265,000 containers in the last three months of 2023.

Last year, the port was ranked second in terms of coal export volumes. It also operates as a cruise terminal for Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Carnival.

Mar 26, 2024 7:26 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: A look at some key reactions to bridge collapse

The White House: “Our hearts go out to the families of those who remain missing as a result of this horrific incident. Senior White House officials are in touch with the Governor and Mayor to offer any federal assistance they need. There is no indication of any nefarious intent.”

Maersk shipping company: “We are closely following the investigations conducted by authorities and Synergy, and we will do our utmost to keep our customers informed.”

Maryland Governor Wes Moore: “I have declared a State of Emergency here in Maryland and we are working with an interagency team to quickly deploy federal resources from the Biden administration.”

Baltimore police commissioner Richard Worley: “There is absolutely no indication that this is terrorism, that this was done on purpose.”

US Coast Guard: “An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast is issued regarding the incident and there has been a 2,000-yard [1,830-metre] safety zone issued for the surrounding waters. Mariners are urged to avoid the area.”

Mar 26, 2024 7:18 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Baltimore Mayor says state of emergency to remain in place for 30 days

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, who has declared a local state of emergency after the Key Bridge collapse, said the order will remain in place for 30 days.

Taking to X, Scott posted an executive order, stating that the city's emergency operations plan will now be enforced.

His teams are "mobilising resources and working swiftly to address this crisis".

Mar 26, 2024 7:13 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Danish shipping giant Maersk shares drop 2%

Maersk, the Danish shipping company, claimed it had rented the vessel, which was transporting cargo for its customers.

The Baltimore bridge collapse prompted Maersk's share price on the Nasdaq Copenhagen to fall 2% in early Tuesday trading.

Mar 26, 2024 7:10 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: FBI rules out any link between ship collision and terrorism

Based on current information, the FBI’s Baltimore field office in a statement said there was “no specific and credible information" to conclude any link to terrorism regarding the bridge collapse.

Mar 26, 2024 7:04 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: No low tides expected for next 5 hours

According to a tide forecast agency, Patapsco River in Baltimore is witnessing high tide and the next low tide is not predicted for over five hours.

“Water levels appear to be falling, but low tide is not expected until just after 3pm,” it said.

Earlier, Baltimore City Fire Department chief said that high tides are posing a "challenge" to the search and rescue operation.

Mar 26, 2024 6:53 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Container Ship Dali was inspected 27 times since its construction

Dali, a container ship, had been examined 27 times since its construction in 2015 and at least two "deficiencies" were reported eventually, CNN reported, citing Electronic Quality Shipping Information System (Equasis).

Mar 26, 2024 6:49 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: DHS Secy reiterates no indications that collision was 'intentional'

US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorka on Tuesday stated that there are "no indications" that the Baltimore tragedy was an intentional act.

"We are closely monitoring the tragic situation unfolding as a result of a containership colliding with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore. Our thoughts are with the families of the missing and injured," Mayorkas wrote on X.

Mar 26, 2024 6:47 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Photo shows Baltimore bridge collapse aftermath

A view of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after the incident 
 (Julia Nikhinson/Reuters)
A view of the Francis Scott Key Bridge after the incident (Julia Nikhinson/Reuters)
Mar 26, 2024 6:41 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Singapore Ship Managers confirm no crew injured in Baltimore tragedy

The managers of a Singapore-flagged ship that collided with a bridge in Baltimore announced Tuesday that none of its crew members were injured during the collision.

"All crew members, including the two pilots have been accounted for and there are no reports of any injuries," Synergy Marine Group said in a statement on its website.

Mar 26, 2024 6:38 PM IST

Baltimore Live Updates: Dive operations begin as Baltimore mayor inspects the site

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said that authorities have started dive operations as part of search and rescue mission.

Meanwhile, Baltimore mayor Brandon M Scott still remains at the site of the Key Bridge collapse.

In a new statement posted to social media, Scott said: “We remain on site managing the Key Bridge Collapse incident, especially the ongoing search & rescue effort.”

“This is a multi-jurisdiction, multi-agency effort with federal, state, and local resources mobilizing,” he added.

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