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Old 26-03-2024, 03:46   #1
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Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

Not only have I been over this bridge but under it numerious times on our way to the inner harbor https://www.yahoo.com/news/baltimore...hssrp_catchall
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Old 26-03-2024, 04:53   #2
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Oh, wow. That's bad. Thanks for the heads-up.

GCaptain has a decent article on it, if you want something more than the "regular" journalists can explain.
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Old 26-03-2024, 05:01   #3
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Re: Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

Video shows the ship lost power including all lights twice before it hit the bridge support.
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Old 26-03-2024, 05:11   #4
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Video shows the ship lost power including all lights twice before it hit the bridge support.
Here is the real time video of the accident. #MurphysLaw

https://youtu.be/SDceU9x58vc?si=yQZeKix_fRen7VId&t=53
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Old 26-03-2024, 05:43   #5
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Here is the real time video of the accident. #MurphysLaw

https://youtu.be/SDceU9x58vc?si=yQZeKix_fRen7VId&t=53

Thanks for uploading the video, it gives a whole new dimension to the crash, hoping the victims are found and safe. 🙏🙏
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Old 26-03-2024, 05:52   #6
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Re: Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

Trying to imagine the panic filled moments in the dark both on the bridge and in the engine room. It did not appear that hard astern did much to slow her down and may even have caused her track to divert toward the bridge piling.
Sad day for lots of people.
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Old 26-03-2024, 06:02   #7
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Re: Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

Went under that bridge when sailing south down the coast….anchoring close to DUNDALK, to visit the famous HARD YACHT CAFE. I highly recommend supporting that business….a very cool concept.

Imagine if this happened during rush hour….could have been hundreds/thousands dead….
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Imagine if this happened during rush hour….could have been hundreds/thousands dead….
Agree that more would have plunged in the water, but also feel that the rescue efforts would be more successful.
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Agree that more would have plunged in the water, but also feel that the rescue efforts would be more successful.
I don’t think there would be much rescue….Very few people would survive that type of fall inside a car, unfortunately….
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I don’t think there would be much rescue….Very few people would survive that type of fall inside a car, unfortunately….
And then the cold temps of the water. What a nightmare.
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I don’t think there would be much rescue….Very few people would survive that type of fall inside a car, unfortunately….
True..sadly..
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Old 26-03-2024, 08:50   #13
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Has anyone seen a vid or photo which clearly indicates that either anchor was deployed? I’ve found nothing yet. Also no mention of the pilot or his actions.
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Amazingly this is not the first major incident for this vessel:


https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...n-antwerp-2016
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Has anyone seen a vid or photo which clearly indicates that either anchor was deployed? I’ve found nothing yet. Also no mention of the pilot or his actions.
I had the same question, it’s hard to see in the video if it was deployed or not but you can see the port one deployed in a few morning news photos, hard to see the SB side as it’s under the rubble.

One news video mentions them contacting (or tried to) the bridge authorities about the imminent crash.
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