With Appreciation for the Unified Command’s Key Bridge Response

2024-05-22T12:32:11-04:00May 22nd, 2024|

On behalf of John S. Connor, we truly appreciate the heroic efforts of the Unified Command in refloating and moving the M/V Dali to a local marine terminal. This milestone allows all pre-collapse deep-draft commercial vessels to enter and exit the Port of Baltimore. 

At the outset of this tragic event, the work to reopen the Port appeared daunting and uncertain. The six entities of the Unified Command came together to create an aggressive response to the dire need for vessel traffic to flow again. 

We join with the rest of Baltimore in thanking each entity of the Unified Command – U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Maryland Department of the Environment, Maryland Transportation Authority, Maryland State Police and Witt O’Brien’s representing Synergy Marine for their commitment to restoring the waterway commerce in this region. 

We pray for the families of those who lost their lives and for the safety of those workers who continue the removal of the remaining steel and concrete outside of the federal channel. We appreciate the continual efforts to restore the federal channel to its original width of 700 feet and all steel below the mud line. 

The Unified Command’s dedication to the projects is reflected in their recent comments: “This truly signifies the next chapter in restoring the waterway commerce in this region, which also serves as the economic engine for thousands of workers and their families who depend on commerce traveling through the Port of Baltimore.”

The Key Bridge Response is a testament to dedication and determination of the Baltimore community of laborers, commerce, government and volunteers in a time of need. We are proud to call Baltimore our home and will continue to support the Unified Command’s stewardship. 

With Gratitude,

Butch Connor


John S. Connor Inc. 

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