BALTIMORE (Diya TV) — Following the collision between the container vessel Dali and Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, the crew, comprising 20 Indians and a Sri Lankan, continues to carry out their regular duties on board the ship as investigations into the incident proceed.

On March 26, the 984-foot cargo ship, en route to Colombo, Sri Lanka, collided with the bridge spanning the Patapsco River in Baltimore, causing significant damage to both the vessel and the bridge structure.

Grace Ocean Pte Ltd and Synergy Marine Group, the owners and managers of the Singapore-flagged Dali, have confirmed the safety of all 21 crew members. While one crew member sustained a minor injury during the collision and received treatment at a hospital, they have since been discharged.

The crew is actively assisting National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Coast Guard investigators as they conduct interviews and gather evidence regarding the incident.

The duration of the crew’s stay on board remains uncertain, pending the completion of the investigation process. Until then, they will remain on the vessel, ensuring its safety and cooperating with investigative authorities.

President Biden commended the crew for their prompt action in alerting transportation personnel about the vessel’s loss of control, which enabled authorities to close the bridge and prevent further casualties.

Efforts are underway to establish a temporary alternative route for ships in Baltimore to mitigate the impact of the bridge collapse on port operations. The collapse has significantly disrupted port operations, affecting thousands of jobs and daily wages.