Bridge collapses in Baltimore after cargo ship collision


A major bridge has collapsed in the US city of Baltimore after one of its pillars was hit by a 9,900 TEU container ship. The vessel was chartered by Maersk.

Footage posted by Sky News on X shows a large section of the 1.6 mile-long Francis Scott Key Bridge falling into the water following the collision at around 1.30am local time today. Multiple vehicles fell into the water and emergency rescue teams are still searching for survivors.

The vessel in question was the Dali, a 948ft (289-metre) Singapore-flagged cargo ship that had left Baltimore en route for Sri Lanka. All crew members, including the two pilots, have been accounted for with no reports of any injuries onboard, the ship’s manager Synergy Marine Group said in a statement.

“Whilst the exact cause of the incident is yet to be determined, the ‘Dali’ has now mobilized its Qualified Individual Incident response service,” the statement added.