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UPDATE V: Officially reopened – the Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel to an available depth of 45 feet for commercial vessel traffic

»The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has officially reopened the Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel to an available depth of 45 feet for commercial vessel traffic daily from 8 pm to 6 am. The channel has a 350-foot horizontal clearance and a vertical clearance of 214 feet due to BGE powerlines. The available depth and width may increase based on future survey analysis as salvage operations continue. Vessel … read more

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UPDATE IV: Limited Access Channel will be reopened to a depth of 45-feet on or about May 10

»The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has announced that the Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel will be reopened to a depth of 45-feet on or about May 10 following the expected removal of the Dali vessel. The channel will be open to commercially essential vessels from 8 pm until 7 am and have a 300-foot horizontal clearance and a vertical clearance of 214 feet due to BGE powerlines.… read more

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UPDATE III: Reopening expected by the end of may 2024

»The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port has announced that a 35-foot deep channel called the Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel will open on Thursday, April 25 until 6 am on Monday, April 29 or Tuesday, April 30 if weather impacts transits. As with the other temporary shallow channels, this one will be marked with lighted aids to navigation and be limited to transit at the discretion of the … read more

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UPDATE II: Fourth victim recovered, FBI boards cargo ship

»A fourth victim’s body has been recovered from the site of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in the Patapsco River, officials said.

Salvage teams recovered a vehicle with a body trapped inside while they were working Monday to clear the channel of debris, said Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott. Six construction workers were repairing potholes on the bridge on March 26 when it collapsed. The workers plummeted to their deaths, … read more