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The vessel that crashed with the bridge is the Dali, a Singapore-flagged container ship, according to a listing on VesselFinder.

  • A bridge in Baltimore collapsed after a cargo ship crashed into one of its support beams.
  • The vessel that crashed with the Francis Scott Key Bridge is the Dali, a container ship.
  • Wes Moore, governor of Maryland, declared a state of emergency early on Tuesday. 

Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed on Tuesday morning after a large cargo ship hit one of the bridge’s support beams.

The vessel that crashed into the bridge is the Dali, a Singapore-flagged container ship, according to a listing on VesselFinder.

Authorities are calling the incident, which was captured on a livestream and shared online, a “mass causality event.”

Maryland Governor Wes Moore, declared a state of emergency early on Tuesday, while The White House said it is “closely monitoring” the situation.

A livestream captured the incident
A YouTube livestream captured when a large ship rammed into a support beam of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday.
A YouTube livestream captured when a large ship rammed into a support beam of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday.

Smoke is seen billowing from the ship before the bridge began crumbling
A screengrab of a livestream showed what appeared to be a large ship colliding with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland.
A screengrab of a livestream showed what appeared to be a large ship colliding with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland.

Governor Moore said Tuesday that the ship’s crew notified authorities that they had lost power in a mayday call shortly before it hit the bridge.

Authorities are calling it a ‘mass casualty event’
The collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore after being struck by a container ship.
The collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore after being struck by a container ship on Tuesday.

Rescue teams are on the scene
Bridge collapse in Baltimore
The vessel that crashed with the bridge is the Dali, a Singapore-flagged container ship, according to a listing on VesselFinder.

Emergency services teams, including divers and at least two helicopters, responded to the scene, per Baltimore County’s police scanner in the hour and a half after the bridge’s collapse.

The remains of the bridge in Baltimore on Tuesday morning
The remains of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore after it was struck by a container ship on Tuesday.
The remains of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore after it was struck by a container ship on Tuesday.

The vessel that hit the bridge is the Dali, a Singapore-flagged container ship, per a listing on VesselFinder.

Wes Moore, governor of Maryland, declared a state of emergency early on Tuesday
The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed after being struck by a container ship on Tuesday.
The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed after being struck by a container ship on Tuesday.

The White House said it is “closely monitoring” the situation
A view of the Singapore-flagged container ship 'Dali' after it collided with a pillar of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., in this picture released on March 26, 2024.
The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed.

Authorities have called the incident an accident.

A local rescue service shared another view of the collapsed bridge and ship
A view of the collapses Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on March 26, 2024.
A view of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on March 26, 2024, shared by local rescue services.

Moore said authorities were able to stop cars from going over the bridge after the crew’s distress call, per the Associated Press.

“These people are heroes,” he said. “They saved lives last night.”

The collapsed bridge in the early hours of Tuesday
Baltimore bridge collapse

Senior White House officials are in touch with both Moore and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott “to offer any federal assistance they need,” CNN’s Betsy Klein said on X.

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