Latest Statement On Current Status


April 29, 2024

Dear Subscriber,


As previously announced, the 35-foot-deep Fort McHenry Limited Access Channel was closed on April 29 by the U.S. Coast Guard at 6 am after being open since April 25.  This channel is not expected to be reopened again until approximately May 10.   The focus is on recovery, salvage, and removal of the Dali from the main channel.  

The three other temporary channels (the 20, 14, and 11-foot deep channels) remain open. 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects to reopen the Port of Baltimore’s permanent 700-foot wide, 50-foot deep channel by the end of May.

We continue to deeply appreciate everyone’s patience as we continue to work through this unimaginable situation.

We thank all of our incredible federal, state, and local partners who continue to work around the clock on this incident.   

We remind everyone to keep their thoughts on the families that have suffered unreplaceable losses.

Thank you to all of our valued business partners for your continued support of the Port of Baltimore during this incredibly difficult time.