More vessels anticipated in North Carolina’s two ports

(The Center Square) – More vessels in Wilmington and Morehead City ports are likely and will be welcomed in the aftermath of the stunning collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

“Customers are now evaluating their supply chain options and NC Ports stands ready to assist and support the larger supply chain network as needed,” said Brian Clark in a statement. He’s executive director of North Carolina Ports.

Six workers on the Key Bridge died and two were rescued early Tuesday morning when the Dali, a cargo ship flying Singapore colors, lost power and steering resulting in a crash into a bridge support. Ninety seconds before, the crew onboard was able to get out a mayday call and authorities sealed both ends of the bridge from traffic.

There were no fatalities aboard the ship.

The bridge fell into the Patapsco River and is expected to be replaced. It
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