Crews Begin Moving Ship That Caused Baltimore Bridge Collapse

Container Ship Dali Moved From Site Of Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

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After nearly two months, the cargo ship that caused the Francis Scott Bridge in Baltimore to collapse has been moved from the site of the crash. Six people were killed in the collapse, which blocked the Port of Baltimore. 

The Dali has been blocking the entrance to the Port of Baltimore since it crashed into one of the bridge's pylons on March 26. 

Crews began working at 2 a.m. on Monday (May 20) to prepare to move the 984-foot container ship during high tide. They used five tugboats to maneuver the vessel to the Seagirt Marine Terminal, about 2.5 miles away. It took about three hours to move the ship, which was traveling at just 1mph. 

Officials said that the cleanup process is ahead of schedule, which is good news for the businesses that rely on the port. 

"We've been ahead of schedule with getting our channels open," U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Kate Newkirk told WBAL. "We plan to open a 400-foot by 50-foot channel (Monday) and, hopefully in the next week or so, we'll be at that 700-foot channel, which is our goal."

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused the Dali to crash into the bridge. A preliminary report found that the cargo ship lost power twice before the collision. 

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