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The ship that destroyed the Baltimore Bridge is moved from the crash site for the first time

The cargo ship that struck Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge nearly two months ago was moved from the crash site for the first time Monday morning, clearing the way for ships to resume their journey through the Port of Baltimore.

The Dali, a container ship 1,000 feet long and 150 feet wide, has partially blocked access to one of America’s busiest ports since the March 26 collision, which triggered a catastrophic bridge collapse and killed six workers.

Five tugboats and other support vessels towed the Dali for 4 miles on Monday morning. According to the Key Bridge Response Unified Command, the journey from the bridge site to a local maritime terminal took two hours.

“This marks the resumption of commercial vessel passage in and out of the Port of Baltimore,” the Unified Command said in a statement Monday. “This truly marks the next chapter in the recovery of waterway commerce in this region.”

Crews continue to remove the remaining wreckage from the crash site at the Francis Key Scott Bridge, which was turned into a jumble of steel girders resting on the seabed and rising out of the water.

The operational width of the canal is expected to soon be 120 meters wide, and the wreckage removal process will continue until the “canal is restored to its original width of 220 meters and all steel below the mud line is removed,” the United States said. command.

Cruises are also returning to Baltimore. Royal Caribbean will be the first cruise to depart from the Port of Baltimore on May 26, according to port officials.

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