Friday, May 31, 2024

Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse BEOC Partner Email Brief - 24May2024

REMINDER: The Maryland Business Emergency Operation Center (MBEOC) is activated for this incident.  The information in the following brief is intended for members of the PSIP & NPEP programs.  You can find more information about our team on our webpage.  

This brief will be sent once a week.  Please provide feedback on our services.


  • Marine Safety Information Bulletin  049-24  was released May 21st.  
    • Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel: Following the successful refloat and removal of the M/V DALI, the Captain of the Port (COTP) opened the Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel to commercial vessel traffic for 24-hour availability. This channel now has a depth of 50 feet, 400-foot horizontal clearance, and vertical clearance of 214 feet due to the adjacent BG&E powerlines. 
    • Fransis Scott Key Bridge Safety Zone: The safety zone identified in 33 CFR §165.89 established for all navigable waters of the Chesapeake Bay within a 2,000-yard radius of the Francis Scott Key Bridge remains in effect and is intended to protect personnel, vessels, and the marine environment. Except for vessels transiting in one of the four marked channels, no vessel or person will be permitted to enter the safety zone without first obtaining permission from the Captain of the Port (COTP).
  • (I-895) Baltimore Harbor Tunnel Overnight Lane Closures for May 29 - 30, 2024 - The Southbound Tunnel is scheduled to be closed at 9 p.m. on the evenings of Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30, for maintenance operations. Two-way operations will be in the northbound tunnel. Re-opening is scheduled to take place at 3 a.m. the following morning.

**Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel and Temporary Alternate Channels**

Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel and Temporary Alternate Channels 052124


To access additional recovery information click here.




MSIB 049-24 Key Bridge Safety Zone and Channel Access.pdf

Partner Email Brief_24May2024.docx.pdf


From Your Whole Community Integration Team,

Tessa Lovro, Whole Community Branch Manager
Cory Edwards, Business Engagement Program Manager
Christiana Ferguson, Nonprofit Engagement Program Manager

 Maryland Business Emergency Operation Center (MBEOC)
(443) 381-9271 (O)
24/7 line: 877-636-2872

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