Governor Commends Crew for Quick Thinking in Saving Lives in Container Ship Collision at Francis Scott Key Bridge: Potential Disruptions to Port and Supply Chains Loom Amid Ongoing Investigation

Baltimore Bridge Collision: Ship Loses Power, Crew Rescued with Warning

In a press conference, Maryland Governor Wes Brown commended the crew of the container ship that collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore for their quick thinking that saved lives. According to Governor Brown, the ship had previously been disabled and was traveling at high speed towards the bridge when it sent out a distress signal before impact. Thanks to their warning, more cars were stopped from entering the bridge, preventing a catastrophic disaster.

The FBI has ruled out any possibility of the collision being a terrorist attack. Following the accident, two people were rescued from the Patapsco River, with one in serious condition. Six individuals, believed to be part of the construction crew working on the bridge, are still missing. Three cars and two trucks also fell into the river during the incident.

The Francis Scott Key Bridge, which connects Baltimore Harbor with downtown Baltimore, was opened in 1977 and named after author of The Star-Spangled Banner. With its closure and suspension of traffic in Port of Baltimore, experts warn of potential disruptions to supply chains and goods transportation from cars to coal and sugar.

The closure of one of America’s main ports on East Coast could lead to bottlenecks, delays and increased costs for businesses and consumers alike. As authorities continue rescue and recovery efforts while investigating the cause of collision.

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