Massive container ship loses power near NYC's Verrazzano Bridge days after Baltimore Key Bridge disaster | 7 April 2024 | A massive container ship lost power in the waters around New York City and was brought to a rest near the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Friday night –– less than two weeks after failure on another massive cargo vessel caused it to smash into Baltimoreæs Francis Scott Key Bridge. The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that its Vessel Traffic Service received a report that the 89,000-ton M/V Qingdao lost propulsion about 8:30 p.m. as it traversed Kill Van Kull waterway -– the shipping lane between Staten Island and Bayonne, New Jersey. An image shared on X by John Konrad, CEO of maritime-focused news outlet gCaptain, shows the 1,100-foot Qingdao floating uncomfortably close to the span that connects Brooklyn and Staten Island.

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