Baltimore, the ship that collapsed the bridge was already concerned in an accident in 2016 in Belgium | EUROtoday

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The container ship that crashed right into a Baltimore bridge on Tuesday, inflicting its collapse, was beforehand concerned in a collision at a Belgian port in 2016.

According to the European maritime knowledge service Equasis and different media reviews, the Dali struck a stone quay within the port of Antwerp whereas unmooring and departing for the German port of Bremerhaven, inflicting “hull damage that affected navigability.” . No one was injured on the time, however the ship was held in Antwerp for repairs.

At the time, the vessel was owned by Oceanbulk Maritime, a Greek transport firm, earlier than being offered a number of months later to Singapore-based Grace Ocean.

Ship hits one of many pylons, bridge collapses in Baltimore

Early Tuesday morning, the Singapore-flagged Dali crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, US, plunging autos and other people into the water under. Six building employees who have been on the bridge on the time are lacking and presumed useless.

GM and Ford divert shipments to different ports

American automakers General Motors and Ford will reroute automobile shipments after the Baltimore bridge collapse. «We anticipate the scenario to have minimal impression on our operations. We are working to redirect any car shipments to different ports,” GM stated in an announcement.