Reports: FBI Launches Investigation Into Baltimore Bridge Collapse

April 16, 2024

The FBI is present aboard the cargo ship Dali conducting court authorized law enforcement activity. There is no other public information available and we will have no further comment.

The FBI in a statement on Monday as they boarded the Dali, the cargo ship that hit the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore last month.

Why It Matters: The Dali crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge last month, causing the bridge to collapse. Six construction workers who had been on the bridge at the time of the collision died. According to reports, the FBI opened a criminal investigation regarding the bridge collapse, with a focus on whether the crew of the Dali ship knew its systems had issues at the time of leaving the port. A senior government official “characterized the FBI’s work on the Dali as standard operating procedure,” according to USA Today reporting.

Read More: FBI agents board ship responsible for Baltimore bridge collapse as investigation continues (USA Today)

by Emily Hooker, based in Texas