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Baltimore Bridge Collapse: 22 Indian Crew Members Safe From Ship Hitting Baltimore Bridge | leader

Leader Online Desk : Baltimore Bridge Collapse : A 3 km long bridge has collapsed in the city of Baltimore in the state of Maryland due to a collision with a container ship carrying cargo from the US to Sri Lanka. According to a report by news agency AFP, the vessel belonged to the Synergy Marine Group. which had 22 crew members. It has come to light that all these people are Indians and they are safe. Meanwhile, Baltimore police said they found no evidence the ship intentionally targeted the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

According to the information of the New York Times, the accident took place around 1:30 am according to the American time. The container ship caught fire immediately after hitting the bridge. The Singaporean-flagged ship was bound for Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka. He was going to reach Sri Lanka on April 22.

All crew members including the two pilots have been accounted for and no one is injured. There was also no pollution after the accident, said the charter manager, Synergy Marine Group. The Singapore-flagged ship is owned by Grace Ocean Pte Ltd, a registered company.

Learn about the 'Francis Scott Key Bridge'

The bridge was opened for traffic in 1977. The bridge was named after the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the ATA said on its website. Francis Scott Key sat by the bridge after watching the bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1814. It is believed that this inspired him to write the US National Anthem. The Port of Baltimore handled more than 52 million tons of international cargo worth about $80 billion last year. According to the Maryland government website, the Port of Baltimore ranks ninth overall among ports in the United States.

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