Baltimore Bridge Collapse: 22-Member Indian Crew To Stay On Board Till Probe Ends

New York: The crew of the container vessel Dali, which collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26th, will remain on board while the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Coast Guard investigate the incident.

The Dali, owned by Grace Ocean Pte, was carrying cargo towards Colombo, Sri Lanka when it struck the bridge, tragically resulting in the presumed deaths of six construction workers. Thankfully, the 21 crew members on board – 20 Indian nationals and one Sri Lankan – sustained minimal injuries. One crew member who received medical attention has since been discharged from the hospital.

NTSB chairperson Jennifer Homendy has confirmed the presence of hazardous and flammable materials aboard the Dali. The crew is cooperating fully with the investigation, providing interviews and assisting with the collection of documents and voyage data recorder information.

“We are in close contact with the Indian Embassy in Washington to ensure the well-being of our crew members,” said a spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). An earlier statement from the firm managing the Dali, Synergy Marine, assured there are ample supplies of food, water, and fuel on board.

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