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HOW MD SENATOR BEN CARDIN ANNOUNCES ONE-STOP WEBSITE FOR FRANCIS SCOTT BRIDGE COLLAPSE UPDATES & RESOURCES! (576 hits)


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ABOUT THIS RESOURCE

This is a site dedicated to the handling of Key Bridge Response 2024. All information presented here is based on the available facts surrounding the incident. For the most up-to-date information and details on the different components of the response please refer to this site. This site is maintained by the Unified Command to provide information to the public on the status of the incident and response. We will continue to keep stakeholders informed through updates on this site. If you would like to receive email updates please subscribe to the incident mailing list: https://www.keybridgeresponse2024.com/


Key Information:

Joint Information Center:
+1 (410) 631 8939
(Hours of operation: Monday - Sunday, 8am - 6pm)

Media inquiries should be directed to: keybridgejic@gmail.com

Benefit Line for Port of Baltimore Workers:
+1 (667) 930 5989

Small Business Disaster Loan Assistance: lending.sba.gov

Debris Reporting Hotline:
+1 (410) 205 6625

For road closure information visit here: https://chart.maryland.gov/InteractiveMap/...



RECENT PRESS RELEASES

Update 6 Multimedia Release: Unified Command opens second temporary alternate channel around Key Bridge wreckage for commercially essential vessels Tuesday, April 2, 2024


BALTIMORE – The Captain of the Port (COTP) established a second temporary alternate channel on the southwest side of the main channel near Hawkins Point in the vicinity of the Francis Scott Key Bridge for commercially essential vessels.

This action is part of a phased approach to opening the main channel. The second temporary channel is marked with government lighted aids to navigation and will be limited to transit at the discretion of the COTP and during daylight hours only. It has a controlling depth of 14 feet, a 280-foot horizontal clearance, and a vertical clearance of 124 feet.

“The opening of these two alternate channels and transit of critical response resources, as well as the first commercial traffic movements through the area, is a significant milestone in our response efforts,” said U.S. Coast Guard Cmdr. Baxter Smoak, operations section chief of the Key Bridge Response 2024. “Our number one priority remains the opening of the deep draft channel. We are simultaneously focused on opening additional routes of increased capacity as we move forward.”

The current 2,000-yard safety zone around the Francis Scott Key Bridge remains in effect and is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment. Members of the public may not enter the safety zone unless authorized by the COTP or designated representative. Those in the safety zone must comply with all lawful orders or directions given to them by the COTP or designated representative.

Learn more HERE!: https://www.keybridgeresponse2024.com/post...

Follow Senator Cardin HERE!: https://www.facebook.com/senatorbencardin


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Maryland Governor Wes Moore Update:


We take any incursion into the restricted airspace around the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse very seriously.

Please help ensure the safety of all first responders and crews in the area by not interfering with their work.


Law Enforcement Partners Remind Drone Owners About "No Drone Zone" in Airspace Surrounding the Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse

Law enforcement will enforce local and federal laws regarding unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, during the ongoing recovery and salvage operations underway on the Patapsco River and areas surrounding the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse.

FBI Baltimore, in conjunction with the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Maryland and members of the Unified Command—Maryland State Police (MSP), Maryland Transportation Authority Police, the United States Coast Guard, the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Synergy Marine—are reminding the public that the airspace is a "No Drone Zone" and that they are committed to identifying, investigating, disrupting, and prosecuting the careless or criminal use of drones in the area.

“The FBI's message is simple: All drones are to stay away from the site of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. This is to ensure the safety of all first responders and crews in the area as well as to not interfere with their work," said William J. DelBagno, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Baltimore Field Office. "You will be charged federally if you fly a drone in a restricted area. It is harmful to the recovery operations, and it is illegal.”

“Drone operators need to know that we take seriously any incursion in the restricted airspace around the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. Such incursions threaten the safety of those involved in the investigation of the bridge collapse and the recovery of victims. We will investigate and prosecute anyone who violates the ‘no drone zone,'” said U.S. Attorney Erek L. Barron.

Read the full FBI Message HERE!: https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offic...


Follow Govenor Wes Moore HERE!: https://www.facebook.com/govwesmoore


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