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Ships left Baltimore a month after bridge collapse


The car transport ship Carmen from the Norwegian-Swedish Wallenius Wilhlemsen is one of the ships that this week was able to sail out of Baltimore in a temporary slip past the bridge that collapsed and blocked entry to the port a month ago. Photo: Matt Rourke / AP / NTB

Of NTB | 27.04.2024 00:02:25

Accidents and natural disasters: There have been major restrictions on larger ships going in and out of Baltimore after an uncontrolled container ship crashed into the Francis Scott-Key Bridge, collapsing and blocking entry.

Six road workers working on the bridge died in the accident on 26 March.

Baltimore is the largest port for car transport in the USA, and one of the ships that got out this week is precisely a car transport ship from the Norwegian-Swedish Wallenius Wilhelmsen.

– We are working to find a balance between maintaining temporary access and maintaining commercial operations and implementing the measures necessary to open the marina permanently, says David O’Connell in the US Coast Guard.

The main run in and out of the harbor is scheduled to reopen at the end of May.

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