Maryland Governor Praises Crew of Container Ship in Collision with Francis Scott Key Bridge, Warns of Potential Economic Disruptions Due to Port Closure

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

In a press conference, Maryland Governor Wes Brown praised the crew of the container ship that collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore for their quick thinking and timely warning that saved lives. According to Governor Brown, the ship had previously been disabled and was moving towards the bridge at high speed when they sent out a distress signal, allowing authorities to stop more cars from entering the bridge before impact.

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

The Francis Scott Key Bridge, which connects Baltimore Harbor with downtown Baltimore, is a crucial link in US transportation and commerce. Its closure and suspension of traffic in Port of Baltimore could lead to disruptions to supply chains and increased costs for goods such as cars and coal and sugar. Experts warn that bottlenecks and delays could occur due to this incident.

Authorities are currently continuing rescue and recovery efforts while investigating what caused the collision. The closure of one of the main ports on US East Coast may have significant impacts on trade and commerce in surrounding areas.

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