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sl8

(14,078 posts)
Wed May 15, 2024, 06:06 AM Wednesday

Still trapped on Baltimore ship, months after bridge collapse

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-69011124

Still trapped on Baltimore ship, months after bridge collapse

1 hour ago
By Bernd Debusmann Jr,
BBC News, Washington

As a controlled explosion rocked the Dali on Monday, nearly two dozen sailors remained on board, below deck in the massive ship's hull.

The simultaneous blasts sent pieces of Baltimore's once iconic Francis Scott Key Bridge into the dark waters of Maryland's Patapsco River, seven weeks after its collapse left six people on the bridge dead and the Dali marooned.

Authorities - and the crew - hope that the demolition will mark the beginning of the end of a long process that has left the 21 men on board trapped and cut off from the world, thousands of miles from their homes.

But for now, it remains unclear when they will be able to return home.

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Still trapped on Baltimore ship, months after bridge collapse (Original Post) sl8 Wednesday OP
I had no idea they were still on the ship underpants Wednesday #1
From what I have read, if the crew left the ship it would be vulnerable LastDemocratInSC Wednesday #2
Yes, its a financial decision - they arent trapped physically getagrip_already Wednesday #3
There are plenty of reasons why mercuryblues Wednesday #4

underpants

(183,088 posts)
1. I had no idea they were still on the ship
Wed May 15, 2024, 06:28 AM
Wednesday

I guess there’s regular maintenance that needs to be done…???

LastDemocratInSC

(3,658 posts)
2. From what I have read, if the crew left the ship it would be vulnerable
Wed May 15, 2024, 07:20 AM
Wednesday

to seizure under the salvage laws. The ship owner and all those who have an interest in the ship's cargo want to avoid those legal problems.

getagrip_already

(15,027 posts)
3. Yes, its a financial decision - they arent trapped physically
Wed May 15, 2024, 07:59 AM
Wednesday

They are free to leave any time. Crew ships come and go bringing supplies and workers.

They are stuck because their boss is telling them to stay.

mercuryblues

(14,567 posts)
4. There are plenty of reasons why
Wed May 15, 2024, 08:50 AM
Wednesday

They are still on the ship.

The investigation is ongoing. The NTSB and FBI have not released them.

Do they have the necessary documents to get off the ship?

Despite being damaged, the ship still needs to be maintained.

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