Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed after being hit by a cargo boat.

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Brovane

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Maybe they can, but I get the impression that flags of convenience are used to avoid all sorts of (real or imaginary) burdensome regulations and laws.

Flags of convenience are for taxes and how the crew is paid/benefits. In order to enter US waters the ships fall under US Coast Guard rules and regulations in regards to how the ship is maintained, safety equipment etc.. The USCG regularly inspected the Dali.
 
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It wasn't our fault they put that bridge in our way!





And it's bottomed out and sitting on a gas line.



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sdifox

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Tracking shows MV Dali did leave dock with 3 tugs, but the tugs left after Dali was in the lane. The tugs showed up next to Dali after the collision :rolleyes:

I guess the port protocol is going to mandate tug escort til after bridge clearance.


Relevant part from 4:30 ish
 
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Pens1566

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MV Dali did leave dock with 3 tugs, but the tugs left after Dali was in the lane. The tugs showed up next to Dali after the collision :rolleyes:

I guess the port protocol is going to mandate tug escort til after bridge clearance.

What bridge???
 
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In recent days, there have been (at least) two other bridge hits. A barge in Oklahoma and a truck in Philadelphia.

Clearly, we need to outlaw bridges.
 
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feralkid

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In recent days, there have been (at least) two other bridge hits. A barge in Oklahoma and a truck in Philadelphia.

Clearly, we need to outlaw bridges.


Bring it On.

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FirNaTine

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Wonder how the crew still on the Dali are doing? Heard it’s 22 persons.
They got them a care package including a WiFi router. But if they had just loaded to come out of the port, they should have a decent supply of food/water and berthing available for them to sleep.

Edit: Local Charity helping crew of Dali, and other stranded sailors. Article also says they were expecting a 28 day voyage and had supplies for that, and the kitchen and living areas were not damaged.
 
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Alien Attack Bridges have invaded Argentina too.


 

sdifox

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It wasn't our fault they put that bridge in our way!





And it's bottomed out and sitting on a gas line.



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Did they not see the video?
 

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Pens1566

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A1 and

Float and drag is probably the easiest way to clear that. Just get it off the sea floor with lots of inflatable bags and tug it out of the way first.

It's probably the fastest way to get traffic flowing again.