Massive Ship Loses Power Just Near NYC's Verrazzano Bridge Days After Baltimore Harbor Disaster – EVOL

A massive container ship suffered a power failure in the waters around New York City Friday on Friday night. The ship ultimately came to a stop just near the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge just two weeks after a power failure caused a ship to crash into the Francis Scott Key bridge in Baltimore, causing it to collapse completely.

The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that it received word that the 89,000-ton M/V Qingdao had lost propulsion around 8:30 p.m. as it traveled through the Kill Van Kull waterway, the main shipping lane between Staten Island and Bayonne, New Jersey. Images uploaded to X by John Konrad, CEO of maritime-focused news outlet gCaptain, shows the massive ship idling dangerously close to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, which connects Brooklyn and Staten Island.

BREAKING: A NY tugboat captain has reported to @gCaptain “container ship APL QINGDAO lost power while transiting New York harbor. They had 3 escort tugs but 3 more were needed to bring her under control. They regained power & were brought to anchor near the verrazano bridge”

— John Ʌ Konrad V (@johnkonrad) April 7, 2024

After news of the power failure was received, tugboats were dispatched to bring the Qingdao under



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