Tuesday, March 26, 2024

HOW DOES ONE HIT A FUCKING BRIDGE ......

 

Well........ god dam!!!!!! jesus christ!!!!!!! .....son of a  btch .....fuck my old boots .......how does one hit a fucking bridge .......i mean FFS!!!!!.......its not a  bucket of wings .......or a fucking mini cooper no sirreee!!!!!!!~~~~~~bob .....it's a fucking bridge ........i mean.........  hey!!!!!....... you have a  big boat  ....but how does one  hit a fucking bridge not a  small bridge neither .......the boat apparently the length of  3 football fields .........there is no excuse  for it ........well someone is in a pile of shit 4 sure for real.......i am not sure who is to blame ....personally i think the  guy ...... driving the boat  ....that is  only my unqualified unmaritine guess .....but who else could it be .....well i have been to Baltimore  not my favorite tourist hot spot ....all i remember it

was  fucking  cold.......  and  run down..... and  shitty........ and now less one  bridge ......




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Baltimore Key Bridge collapse: Live updates as search continues for 6 missing people

Dali cargo ship crew members issued a "Mayday" call before crashing into a pillar after it reportedly lost power.

The steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sits on top of the container ship Dali after the bridge collapsed, Baltimore, Maryland, on March 26, 2024.
The steel frame of the Francis Scott Key Bridge sits on top of the container ship Dali after the bridge collapsed, Baltimore, Maryland, on March 26, 2024. (AFP)

At least six people remain unaccounted for after a large cargo ship crashed into a pillar of Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday morning, causing it to collapse.

A total of eight workers who were fixing potholes on the bridge fell into the Patapsco River below. Two people have since been rescued, officials said.

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore declared a state of emergency and said the crash appears to be an accident, noting there was "no credible evidence of a terrorist attack."

President Biden said he will travel to Baltimore "as quickly as I can." He said the federal government should pay to rebuild the bridge, and added that the Port of Baltimore — which halted vessel traffic amid the collapse — supports 15,000 jobs.

The 1.6-mile bridge, named after the poet who wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner," spans a major thoroughfare of East Coast shipping. It's also the entryway to the port, which is the largest port in the U.S. for specialized cargo like trucks, tractors and trailers.

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    See the moment the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed

    The 1.6-mile bridge in Baltimore collapsed on Tuesday morning after a cargo vessel crashed into one of its pillars.

    Watch: Baltimore's Key Bridge collapses; rescuers search for survivors
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  • Baltimore City Fire Department says bridge debris still too 'unsafe' for full diving efforts

    Earlier this afternoon, Angela Alsobrooks, the county executive for Prince George’s County in Maryland, said in a post on X that "an abundance of twisted metal and debris" from the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse had made it "unsafe" for police dive team members to enter the water.

    Now, Kevin Cartwright, a spokesman for the Baltimore City Fire Department, tells the New York Times that, while divers have entered the water, the debris and waning daylight are making it difficult to execute full diving efforts.

    "The water's deep. Visibility's low," he said. "It's cold as I don't know what."

    He said rescuers would continue working until dark and then will pick up again Wednesday at dawn.

  • Maryland governor speaks with worker who survived bridge collapse

    Maryland Gov. Wes Moore
    Maryland Gov. Wes Moore. (Matt Rourke/AP) (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Gov. Wes Moore said he spoke with a worker who had been on the Francis Scott Key Bridge before it was rammed by a cargo ship and then collapsed early Tuesday morning, CNN reported.

    "The moments between when the crew called for a mayday and the moments that the bridge actually collapsed, we're talking seconds," Moore told the network.

    Moore said that the worker, who was rescued, told himethat they saw the ship as it approached the bridge, but that it was not an uncommon sight.

    "But when you see the size, the enormity of that kind of vessel, coming at the speed that it was at and even the slightest adjustments that you saw here means the difference between a successful passage and catastrophe," Moore said.

  • The Baltimore Orioles call off fan rally in the wake of bridge collapse

    The Baltimore Orioles announced that they’re calling off a fan rally that was planned for tonight at Camden Yards.

    “In light of today’s tragedy, tonight’s open workout and rally for fans is cancelled. Our thoughts are with Baltimore,” the organization wrote on X.

    With opening day scheduled for Thursday, the event would have welcomed fans at the stadium to watch their team practice, according to the Baltimore Banner. There was also a Q&A scheduled with the team’s general manager Mike Elias and manager Brandon Hyde.

    In a statement shared on X, the Orioles thanked the "brave first responders" as well as "the men and women actively working on rescue efforts."

    "Baltimore, we’re a tight-knit and resilient city," the previous statement read. "Together we will get through this.”

  • The Dali is roughly the size of 3 football fields. How much can that hold?

    The cargo ship Dali is seen after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Part of the bridge is lying across the top of its bow.
    The Dali cargo ship crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday. (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) (Tasos Katopodis via Getty Images)

    Container ships like the Dali are responsible for around 90% of the world’s trade. There are more than 50,000 merchant ships operating on the seas, according to the International Chamber of Shipping, the global trade association for shipowners and operators representing over 80% of the world merchant fleet.

    These ships carry cargo on 20-foot ship containers (TEU) or 40-foot ship containers (FEU).

    A standard TEU weighs about 2 metric tons (4,409 pounds) when empty, according to Costamare, a leading owner and provider of container ships.

    The Dali is roughly the length of three football fields, at 985 feet long and 157 feet wide. It has a capacity of 10,000 TEUs, according to Synergy Marine Group, the Singapore-based company that owns and manages the ship.

    A standard TEU can hold about 24,900 tin cans, or about 48,000 bananas, according to Costamare. Meanwhile, a standard FEU can hold more than 12,000 shoeboxes.

    The largest container ships in the world are the MSC Irina and its sister vessel the MSC Loreto, both of which are capable of holding 24,346 standard TEU containers, which is currently the record number.

    According to the World Shipping Council, a total of 661 containers were lost at sea in 2022, out of 250 million transported. It’s the lowest amount of losses since 2008.



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