Baltimore Collision Ship Confirmed as Chartered by Maersk

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The owners of the Singaporean-flagged container vessel named Dali, involved in the collision with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore earlier today, have issued a formal statement.

Their statement clarified that the ship made contact with a pillar of the bridge, thankfully without any casualties among the crew members.

"All crew members, including the two pilots have been accounted for and there are no reports of any injuries. There has also been no pollution."

While the specifics of the collision remain undetermined, the Dali’s ownership has announced the activation of a response service and affirmed its "fully cooperating with Federal and State government agencies."

Maerske has now verified that the Dali was under charter by them, transporting cargo belonging to their clients.

"We are horrified by what has happened in Baltimore, and our thoughts are with all of those affected," they stated.

"We can confirm that the container vessel Dali, operated by charter vessel company Synergy Group, is time chartered by Maersk and is carrying Maersk customers’ cargo."

Furthermore, Maersk disclosed that none of its crew or personnel were on the vessel.

"We are closely following the investigations conducted by authorities and Synergy, and we will do our utmost to keep our customers informed."

A spokesperson for the Synergy Marine Group, the organization managing the vessel implicated in the bridge incident has said that the ship was manned by an entirely Indian crew of 22 individuals.

According to Pat Adamson, the only reported issue was a minor scratch on one crew member, with no further injuries onboard reported.

Two representatives from the company’s United States division are en route to Baltimore for an in-depth examination, coming from Miami and Oklahoma, respectively.

Adamson remarked on the rarity of such incidents, especially with two pilots aboard, suggesting that a range of factors could have contributed to the accident.