Hazardous Material Enters Waters At Baltimore Bridge Accident

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the cargo ship that hit Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge on Tuesday carried many hazardous materials.

Tests have shown that the Baltimore Harbor water and the MV Dali deck contained hazardous compounds and elements.

According to NTSB investigations, the ship registered out of Singapore has lithium batteries on board, but not all of the items have been identified. The boat was carrying 56 containers, totaling 764 tons, of hazardous goods, according to Jennifer Homendy, the chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board.

The time needed to clean up the site is still in the air.

The federal agency said they discovered open containers containing dangerous items on the ship’s deck. Sadly, a few of these containers fell into the harbor when the Dali crashed with a bridge column.

Toxins of all kinds were discharged into the water, and authorities are now trying to identify them. A noticeable shine has been seen on the bay’s surface.

The length of the shutdown of Baltimore Harbor, one of the busiest harbors in the country, remained unknown as of Thursday morning.

Victims of Tuesday’s tragic event are still not all found.

Search and rescue personnel found the lifeless remains of two men on Wednesday.

Two people, Dorlian Ronial Castillo Cabrera (26 years old) and Alejandro Hernandez Fuentes (35 years old), were found around 25 feet underwater.

At least four more men are still missing, and search crews aren’t giving up.

According to the AP, investigators have not been able to locate any additional vehicles using sonar technology. This raises the possibility that the persons who have not been located yet are buried under the bridge rubble.

No one knows what caused the Dali to lose power and start making its way towards the bridge.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board have been in touch with the captain and crew of the ship.

The news organization reports that, on Tuesday, a terrible event occurred aboard the Dali, a ship with a checkered past, affecting 23 people.