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Baltimore port entirely open to shipping again

June 12, 2024


Baltimore Port’s shipping channel fully reopened on 10 June, more than two months after Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed following an allision with box ship Dali.

The channel restarted operations after the US Army Corps and US Navy Supervisor of Salvage and Diving removed 50,000 tonnes of debris from the 26 March incident that claimed the lives of six construction workers on the bridge.

The US Army Corps said a survey has shown the riverbed as safe for ships and the Fort McHenry Federal Channel had been restored to its original operational dimensions of 700 feet wide and 50 feet deep.

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