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Baltimore port reopens 11 weeks after bridge collapse

Updated on: 13 June,2024 08:45 AM IST  |  Washington
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The crew onboard the crippled ship included 20 Indians and one Sri Lankan

Baltimore port reopens 11 weeks after bridge collapse

The bridge was hit by a container ship on March 26. File pic

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The Baltimore port, one of America’s largest shipping hubs, formally reopened on Wednesday, 11 weeks after the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed when it was struck by a massive cargo ship mostly manned by Indians.


The 2.6-km-long, four-lane Francis Scott Key Bridge over the Patapsco River collapsed on March 26 after the 984-foot ship 'Dali’ crashed into it. The crew onboard the crippled ship included 20 Indians and one Sri Lankan.


“I made clear that my Administration would move heaven and earth to reopen the Port of Baltimore one of our nation’s largest shipping hubs. Today, thanks to the tireless work by the men and women in the Unified Command, the full navigation channel is now open to all vessel traffic, allowing a full return of commerce to the Port of Baltimore,” US President Joe Biden said in a statement.


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