• Ships Begin Limited Movement Out Of Baltimore's Harbor

    April 2, 2024
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    A temporary, narrow channel has been opened at the site of the Key Bridge in Baltimore, allowing some tugs and barges to move from the harbor. The site has been closed since last week when a ship collided with and collapsed the bridge, killing six workers.

    In order for ships to move freely, the Coast Guard and the State of Maryland must free the container ship Dali and remove debris that is in the channel.

    "We're talking about something that is almost the size of the Statue of Liberty," Governor Wes Moore told a news conference. "The scale of this project, to be clear, is enormous. And even the smallest (tasks) are huge."

    The recreation of a shipping lane began when officials opened a channel with a controlling depth of 11 feet on Monday. This allowed limited ships to move out of the harbor. Officials state that a channel with a controlling depth of 15 to 16 feet would open in the coming days.

    Once debris is cleared, a channel with a controlling depth of 20 to 25 ft would be opened, allowing almost tug and barge traffic. It is not known when this could be accomplished.

    The White House said that President Joe Biden will visit Baltimore on Friday to see the site.



    Jan Greenhawk

    Jan Greenhawk is a former teacher and school administrator for over thirty years. She has two grown children and lives with her husband in Maryland. She also spent over twenty-five years coaching/judging gymnastics and coaching women’s softball.
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