The captain and crew of the DALI Cargo Ship were brought to Walmart before the ship collided with the Key Bridge.

The recent incident involving the DALI cargo ship crashing into the Francis Scott Key bridge in Baltimore has left many shocked and saddened. The captain and crew of the ship were initially taken to a local Walmart by the Apostleship of the Sea Director, Andrew Middleton, for shopping before their departure.

The Apostleship of the Sea is a Catholic ministry that assists crew members of international ships with various tasks, such as shopping and running errands. Due to post-9/11 security measures, crew members of international ships must be escorted through port areas by vetted individuals.

After learning about the collision between the cargo ship and the Key bridge, Middleton reached out to one of the crew members via WhatsApp to ensure their safety. Fortunately, the crew members reported that they were okay and awaiting rescue.

The U.S. Coast Guard has since stopped searching for the six missing construction contractors who were working on the bridge at the time of the collapse. Authorities have presumed them to be dead, turning the search operation into a recovery mission.

This tragic incident has highlighted the dangers that workers face in the construction industry and the importance of safety protocols. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of those affected by this devastating event.

As investigations into the cause of the bridge collapse continue, officials are working diligently to prevent similar incidents in the future. It serves as a somber reminder of the risks associated with maritime operations and the need for strict safety regulations to protect both crew members and the general public.

Stay tuned for more updates on this developing story as details emerge.