Baltimore to open deeper channel to aid vessel transits

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Baltimore is set to open a new 35-foot deep shipping channel this Thursday to help restore operations at its port after the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge last month. This interim channel will allow five of the seven vessels stranded in the harbour to move, including a car carrier. Cleanup efforts have removed over 2,900 tons of debris, making the channel’s opening possible ahead of schedule. The Dali, the ship involved in the collapse, remains stuck in the wreckage as efforts continue to recover the bodies of two missing road crew workers. The port aims to resume full capacity next month by reopening its main 50-foot channel after removing the Dali. Meanwhile, Baltimore officials are seeking to hold the ship’s owners fully liable for the collapse in court.

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