BEWARE OF FAKE INSTITUTES WITH SIMILAR NAMES. blank    blank
banner

altimore Bridge Disaster: Overview



  Apr 01, 2024

BALTIMORE BRIDGE DISASTER: A BRIEF OVERVIEW



What Happened?

On March 26, a big ship crashed into a bridge in Baltimore, causing part of it to fall down. This accident involved vehicles and people on the bridge, leading to a search for six people who were believed to have fallen into the river below.

Details of the Event:

• The ship, named Dali, was leaving Baltimore heading to Sri Lanka.
• Shortly after leaving, the ship had problems, its lights started flickering, and it went off course, hitting the bridge.
• This happened early in the morning, around 1:27 a.m.
• The crew of the ship sent out a mayday signal because they couldn’t control the ship, which led to the bridge being closed.

What Went Wrong with the Ship?

• The Dali had engine problems that made it impossible to steer properly.
• There was also a smell of burnt fuel, hinting at engine failure.
• A backup generator eventually restored some power.

Could the Disaster Have Been Prevented?

• The bridge was old and not built to withstand a hit from such a large ship.
• The ship itself had been modified to carry more containers, making it heavier.
• There were previous concerns about the ship’s engine.

Conclusion:

The crash brings up important issues about making sure bridges can handle hits from big ships and that ships are properly checked to prevent such problems. Safety measures need to be better to avoid similar accidents in the future.


SRIRAM’s


Share:
 

Get a call back

Fill the below form to get free counselling for UPSC Civil Services exam preparation

 
UPSC DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS

 
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
 
Antimalarial resistance in Africa:
 
GENDER GAP IN EDUCATION IN INDIA 2024
 
Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in India
 
Nipah virus:
 
GOBARDHAN SCHEME OVERVIEW
 
ODISHA’S SHADOW CABINET: DEEP DIVE
 
MONETARY POLICY: DOVES AND HAWKS
 
RBI-INTEREST & EXCHANGE RATES: INDIAN RUPEE
 
FOREX RESERVES FAQs: SIMPLIFIER
 
RUPEE FLOAT: SIMPLIFIER
 
CURRENCY DEPRECIATION AND DEVALUATION
 
RBI FINANCIAL INCLUSION (FI) INDEX
 
Stagflation: Causes, Effects, and Economic Impact
 
Inflation Expectations in India:Simplifier