DCA's Bill Doyle on the Allision in Port of Baltimore

William Doyle

Published Mar 27, 2024 3:15 PM by The Maritime Executive

Special News Feature: Dredging Contractors of America CEO Bill Doyle provides insight into the M/V Dali allision with the Francis Scott Key Bridge. While federal, state and local authorities are on the scene, there are growing speculations about the vessel’s condition and fuel supply.


The decades-old steel truss bridge collapsed as the 984-foot container ship was transiting the harbor at nine knots when it struck the bridge. The ship is owned by Grace Ocean, registered in Singapore and managed by the Synergy Marine Group while under time charter to Maersk.


Six people who were on the bridge are missing and presumed dead. Two others were rescued from the water. Authorities say the eight construction workers were repairing potholes on the bridge. There were 22 Indian nationals, including two pilots, aboard the cargo ship.