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The ship that crashed into the bridge in Baltimore has 56 containers with hazardous materials

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The ship that crashed into the bridge in Baltimore has 56 containers with hazardous materials

The merchant ship that crashed early Tuesday morning into a bridge in Baltimore (USA) was carrying 4,700 containers, 56 of them with dangerous materialalthough they do not pose a public danger, US authorities assured this Wednesday.

Vice Admiral Peter Gautier, deputy commander of operations for the United States Coast Guard, explained in a press conference that “the ship is stable but still has more than one and a half million gallons of fuel oil and lubricating oil on board and has 4,700 containers of cargo on board”.

In the crash that led to the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, a total of 13 containers, which “do not contain dangerous materials,” fell overboard into the water.

There is no threat to the public from hazardous materials on board. So we obtained the manifest of the vessel that the container ships are carrying and we did that analysis of the types of center and board of hazardous materials,” he stated.

The press conference took place at the White House, after both officials met in the Oval Office with President Joe Biden to inform him of the latest details of what happened.

Gautier was accompanied at the press conference by the US Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigiegand neither of them wanted to offer details about the investigation of what happened.

“We prefer to leave any information to the authority that is investigating it,” the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an independent organization of the United States Government that is dedicated to accident investigation.

The vice admiral confirmed that The ship’s crew “remain on board and are cooperating” with the investigation. “They remain on board and the predominantly Indian and once Sri Lankan crew and one crew member on board, but they are still very involved in the dialogue and the investigation.”

The US Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, stated for his part that the Coast Guard’s “top priority” now is to restore the waterway for maritime transport”, in one of the ports.

The container ship “Dali” hit the Francis Scott Key bridge around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, causing much of the infrastructure to collapse.

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