Maritime safety post Dali collision

When the Dali sailed out of the Port of Baltimore, it was escorted by tugboats. Once the ship entered the channel, the tugs peeled off. According to the National Transportation Board, that’s normal practice at the Port of Baltimore. But just 19 minutes later, the pilots called for a tug assist. They had lost steering capabilities and were headed toward the Key Bridge. One of the tugboats started heading back - but it was already three miles away. It was too late.