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Ship That Hit US Baltimore Bridge Also Involved In 2016 Belgium Accident


The 948-foot MS Dali on Tuesday collided with one of many pillars of the Baltimore bridge.

The ship that induced the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore early on Tuesday was additionally concerned in an accident within the port of Antwerp, Belgium, in 2016.

The Antwerp port authorities mentioned the container ship Dali hit a quay on July 11, 2016, because it tried to exit the North Sea container terminal.

The port authority may give no particulars about the reason for the accident, however mentioned the ship had remained on the dock for repairs for a while after the incident.

“As a common rule, these accidents are investigated and ships are solely allowed to go away after consultants have decided it’s secure for them to take action,” a spokesperson for the Antwerp port instructed Reuters.

The Belgian nautical committee, which investigates such incidents, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.

The 948-foot MS Dali, owned by Grace Ocean Pte Ltd and managed by Synergy Marine Corp, on Tuesday collided with one of many pillars of the Baltimore bridge.

It was chartered by transport firm Maersk on the time of the incident in Baltimore, the Danish firm mentioned in an announcement.

Maersk mentioned it couldn’t touch upon the incident in Antwerp.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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