oceangate 2 weeks ago
OceanGate #Engineering

Baltimore Bridge | Analysis of MV Dali's Collision Course

Today we awoke to the horrible news that a container ship, MV Dali, had collided with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland. This is being described as a 'mass casualty event' at present.

 The past few weeks our channel has been creating videos that focus on the physics and dynamics of big modern ships like container vessels, so seeing the principles play out in real time has been quite jarring.


In this video we'll take a look at the surrounds of the bridge, the track of the container ship MV Dali and the sequence of events that may have led to a loss of control of the vessel as it bore down on the bridge.


00:00 - Intro

01:06 - Baltimore Port and Chesapeake Bay

05:41 - MV Dali

10:29 - Stopping Big Ships

13:33 - Tug Boats