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Daytona boat show.

Venue: Daytona Ocean Center

City: Daytona Beach, FL

Starts September 16, 2022

Norwalk boat show.

Venue: Norwalk Cove Marina

City: Norwalk, CT

Starts September 21, 2022

Charleston boat show.

Venue: Charleston Area Convention Center

City: Charleston, SC

Starts January 27, 2023

Lake life expo.

Venue: Springfield Expo Center

City: Springfield, MO

Kansas City Boat Show

Venue: H. Roe Bartle Hall

City: Kansas City, MO

Starts February 02, 2023

Montreal boat show.

Venue: Palais Des Congres

City: Montreal, Canada

Starts February 09, 2023

Dubai boat show.

Venue: Dubai Harbour

City: Dubai, U.A.E.

Starts March 01, 2023

Northwest sportshow.

Venue: Minneapolis Convention Center

City: Minneapolis, MN

Starts March 09, 2023

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Venue: Orange County Convention Center

City: Orlando, FL

Starts March 17, 2023

Saltwater fishing expo.

Venue: New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center

City: Edison, NJ

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Venue: Downtown West Palm Beach

City: Palm Beach, FL

Starts March 23, 2023

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Venue: Marina Jack

City: Sarasota, FL

Starts April 21, 2023

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Venue: Florida State Fairgrounds

City: Tampa, FL

Starts June 23, 2023

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Venue: South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center

City: West Palm Beach, FL

Starts July 11, 2023

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Venue: Cannes Vieux Port & Port Canto

City: Cannes, France

Starts September 12, 2023

Southampton boat show.

Venue: Mayflower Park

City: Southampton, U.K.

Starts September 15, 2023

Monaco yacht show.

Venue: Port Hercules, Monaco

City: Monaco, Monaco

Starts September 27, 2023

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Venue: Bahia Mar/Las Olas Marina

City: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Starts October 25, 2023

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Venue: Stuart Harbor

City: Stuart, FL

Starts January 12, 2024

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Starts January 20, 2024

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City: New York, NY

Starts January 24, 2024

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Venue: Kentucky Exposition Center

City: Louisville, KY

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Venue: Miami Beach Convention Center, Pride Park, Sea Isle Marina, One Herald Plaza, Museum Park Marina, IGY Yacht Haven Grande at Island Gardens

City: Miami, FL

Starts February 14, 2024

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Venue: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

City: Boston, MA

Starts February 15, 2024

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A look at the most expensive superyachts at the Palm Beach yacht show and their insane features, from basketball courts on deck to ice baths and saunas

  • The Palm Beach International Boat Show kicks off later this week.
  • Eight megayachts are expected to be on display for would-be buyers and charter customers.
  • These are the show's biggest yachts — and how many millions of dollars they are going for.

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The Palm Beach International Boat Show — the yacht world's flashiest event stateside — is returning this year with over 800 boats for both deep-pocketed potential owners and window shoppers to peruse.

While it's impossible to know what exactly will be on display until the show begins on Thursday, it's expected that eight megayachts — generally defined as ships over 60 meters long — will be docked at the show and at nearby marinas like the Rybovich Marina in the ritzy Florida town.

Some of these are for sale at eye-popping prices, but others are available to charter in case you fancy living like a billionaire for a week or two this summer (and if you have six figures to spare on a vacation).

These are the eight biggest yachts that will be at the Palm Beach International Boat Show and nearby marinas, in size order.

Nero: 90.1 meters

Price: From $497,000 a week (charter) Standout features: Pizza ovens, beauty salon, massage room, resistance pool

Reportedly owned by Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien, Nero is modeled after J.P. Morgan's 1930s ship , and was built in 2007 and updated in 2021.

She now boasts a gym on her sundeck with multiple cardio machines and a beauty salon, and has an on-board beautician for manicure, pedicure, hair, and massage needs. There's also an upgraded movie theater, two new pizza ovens, and both a pool and a jacuzzi.

For those who want to go overboard, she has more than a dozen toys, including a waterslide, Jet Ski, and flyboard.

Victorious: 85 meters

Price: From $876,600 a week in the summer and $950,000 a week in the winter Standout features: Hammam (Turkish bath), wine cellar, wood-burning fireplace, children's playroom

Victorious brings a party vibe to the yacht show. With a beach club on board, a wine cellar, a cigar clubroom , multiple bars, and a lounge with a piano, the vessel is made for entertaining. Plus, there's a playroom and movie theater to entertain the kids.

For tamer charter clients, Victorious has a suite of wellness features such as a gym, massage room, beauty salon and hammam — perhaps a custom request of her owner, Turkish businessman Vural Ak.

She also boasts a treasure trove of water toys, including Jet Skis, jetsurfs, inflatable kayaks, and scuba equipment.

Casino Royale: 72 meters

Price: TBD Special Features: Infinity pool, helipad, private jacuzzi

Purchased and refitted by car dealer magnate John Staluppi last year, Casino Royale is the latest of his James Bond-inspired yachts (he's also owned an Octopussy and a Skyfall, among others).

Casino Royale has a helipad that turns into a dancefloor, an infinity pool, and a wellness center with a gym and sauna. The owner's cabin has its own deck, which features a private bar and jacuzzi.

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However, the boat's price isn't listed, and while she's not necessarily officially for sale, that might change depending on who's prepared to buy, Mr. Bond.

Talisman C: 70.6 meters

Price: $60 million (or from $567,000 a week to charter) Special features: Massage and beauty room, private library

Likely the largest yacht for sale (not just charter) at the show, the Talisman C is a 2011 six-bedroom boat. The owner's cabin comes with an en suite bathroom, dressing room, private library, and crystal chandeliers.

Amenities include a gym, a beauty room, oversized jacuzzi, and a fully equipped bar. Her crew of 19 includes a trained masseuse, and the toy room comes equipped with a wakeboard, eFoil , and WaveRunners.

Joy: 70 meters

Price: From $650,000 a week Special features: Disco club, basketball court, onboard fitness instructor

Superyacht Joy testifies to the fact that owners want as many on-board experiences as they can get.

There's an expansive suite of fitness features, including a basketball court (don't shoot that hoop too hard!), a personal trainer on staff, boxing equipment, and a handful of machines. For post-workout winddowns, there's a spa with a steam room and onboard masseuse. And for entertainment, there's both an outdoor and indoor cinema, and a disco club.

Triumph: 65.4 meters

Price: From $707,600 a week in the summer and $650,000 a week in the winter Special features: Sauna, helipad, banana boat

This 2021 superyacht is named after Triumph motorcycles — a reported favorite of her rumored owner, British businessman Chris Dawson — and even has one on display as an art piece in the upper deck's lounge. The primary suite is 1,400 square feet and has its own study , and there's a sauna, an indoor-outdoor gym, a helipad, and a massage room spread among her six decks.

She boasts an "armada of water toys," including two kinds of Jet Skis, electric water bikes, and a banana boat.

Seanna: 64.5 meters

Price: $54,000,000 (or from $462,000 a week to charter) Special features: marble foyer, movie room, sundeck pool

The recently refurbished Seanna is available for sale and charter.

Her indoor-outdoor gym is on sea level so that passengers can take a dip after a session with the onboard personal trainer. There's also a sundeck pool, a helipad, a two-room massage facility, and, for the more cerebral guests, a library with an electric fireplace.

There are a number of toys on board, including a popular water trampoline and two WaveRunners.

Come Together: 60 meters

Price: $65,000,000 Special Features: DJ and videographer on board, ice bath, sauna

Next-to-new yacht Come Together is looking for a new owner after doing charters during the 2023 season.

The Beatles' influence is evident beyond the yacht's name, with guitars dotting the sky lounge and a crewmember who doubles as a DJ. There's also an outdoor cinema and bar for entertainment and an ice bath and sauna for the day after the party. The owner's suite has a private study and lounge, and each guest cabin has its own ensuite.

The sale includes a number of toys, like Jet Skis, kayaks, and Seabobs.

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The dates have been announced for the 2023 Monaco Yacht Show

Dates for 2023 Monaco Yacht Show announced

One of the world's most prestigious and impressive yachting exhibitions, the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), is officially returning for its 32nd edition from 27-30 September 2023. 

Each iteration sees the biggest names in yachting come together at Port Hercules to showcase the most exciting superyachts delivered in the previous year. According to event organisers, this year will display an impressive lineup of 120 superyachts available on the market. 

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Tampa Bay AirFest takes to the skies Friday at MacDill Air Force Base

TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay AirFest 2024 kicks off Friday at MacDill Airforce Base for the last time until 2027.

Construction of a new hangar at the base is expected to begin later this year and until complete, the AirFest will not be able to take place.

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Tampa bay airfest 2024 runs friday and saturday gates open at 8 a.m. both days 150,000 are expected for the two-day event  public entrances include the dale mabry gate and macdill avenue gate.

About 150,000 people are expected for the two-day event that will feature performances by the Thunderbirds as well as activities and displays on the ground.

Public entrances include the Dale Mabry gate and the Tanker gate located west of the main gate on MacDill Avenue.

If you don’t want to fight traffic getting on the base, two nearby parks will offer a great view of the sky, including Ballast Point Park on Interbay Boulevard and Gadsden Park on MacDill Avenue.

MacDill has created a guide for the AirFest available by searching Tampa Bay AirFest 2024 on the Apple and Google Play store.

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Oxford and Cambridge ’s best rowers will take to the Thames for the 2024 Boat Race on Saturday afternoon.

The race itself was first held in 1829 and has been an annual fixture since 1856. Last year Cambridge, the Light Blues, were triumphant in both the men’s and women’s races.

The boats start at Putney and travel upstream to Mortlake, 4.2 miles (6.8km) away. The crews were announced on 13 March, and have been preparing for the race for many months.

The immediate build up to the race however has been dominated by concern over the Thames’ water quality, especially given the tradition to throw the winning cox into the river in celebration.

Follow all the live action from the Thames in the blog below and get the latest odds and tips here.

Boat Race 2024

  • Oxford vs Cambridge: 78th Women’s Boat Race starts at 2:46pm
  • Oxford vs Cambridge: 169th Men’s Boat Race starts at 3:46pm

Boat Race rowers warned to not enter water after E coli discovery

Meet the Cambridge and Oxford crews for 2024 races

  • Boat Race 2024 betting preview: Best tips and bets for Oxford vs Cambridge races

Cambridge lead by 10.05 seconds as the teams pass the Chiswick Steps. The Oxford cox is encouraging his crew by telling them that their rivals are flagging.

2024 Boat Race LIVE

Do Oxford have anything in reserve? It looks like Cambridge may be pulling away, but there’s plenty of time to go.

Cambridge have really found a rhythm here as they extend their lead. Huge crowds are on the banks of the Thames cheering both sides on.

Cambridge again being warned to stay in their waters as the crews go under Hammersmith Bridge. Oxford are about half a length behind – it’s worth noting that around 80 per cent of the teams that are winning at Hammersmith Bridge go on to win the race.

The umpire continues warning both sides about a potential clash of blades, and he seems quite concerned.

Cambridge are still ahead but Oxford have gained some ground as we pass the Mile Post and approach the start of the Surrey Bend.

Cambridge are building a good lead of around five seats here, though Oxford are approaching their favoured bend.

Both sides are being warned about straying from their waters as their blades almost come together. Cambridge are slightly ahead as it stands.

It’s a very even start, with both boats neck and neck. Cambridge have come across to the edge of their waters, with both crews being warned to stay in their section as we begin.

2024 Men’s Boat Race LIVE

And we’re underway in the men’s race now! The water is choppier now, so it’ll be a slow race.

Can Cambridge upset the favourites?

We’re less than 10 minutes from the start of the men’s race now, so here’s a reminder of the two crews.

Coached by Sean Bowden

Saxon Stacey (bow)

Harry Glenister

Jelmer Bennema

James Doran

Frederick Roper

Leonard Jenkins

Elliot Kemp (stroke)

William Denegri (cox)

Cambridge Men

Coached by Rob Baker

Sebastien Benzecry (bow, President)

Noam Mouelle

Thomas Marsh

Augustus John

Kenneth Coplan

Thomas Lynch

Luca Ferraro

Matt Edge (stroke)

Ed Bracey (cox)

The women’s reserve race has finished now too. It was won convincingly by Oxford’s Osiris.

The Oxford crew are talking to BBC.

Club president Ella Stadler congratulates Cambridge but adds that the day is about more than just this one race, and says that there’s a lot to come from Oxford’s rowing.

The cox, Joe Gellett, says that he thought the incident happened “in our water”, and says it could have lead to a disqualification, but he respects the umpire’s decision.

The reserve race is underway now between the women’s reserve sides. The respective boats are Osiris (Oxford) and Blondie (Cambridge).

2024 Women’s Boat Race LIVE

CAMBRIDGE WIN! Replays show that the umpire’s decision was the correct one. The result is confirmed, and Cambridge win once more!

It looks like the incident will be dismissed by the umpire, but we’re still waiting. The Oxford cox complains that Cambridge were in Oxford water when the two boats hit.

The umpire replies that his view is that Oxford were out of their water and had entered Cambridge’s water deliberately.

CAMBRIDGE WIN! A seventh consecutive win for Cambridge, who were underdogs at the start, and they’ve won by a convincing margin. The Oxford cox makes a formal complaint about the earlier incident, so we’ll await a formal classification of the result.

A bit of a procession as we approach the end of the race. The Oxford cox is still urging his crew on, but this will be a large margin of defeat. We’ve been racing for over 20 minutes now.

Cambridge go under Barnes Bridge with a convincing lead of 14.68 seconds.

The umpire may have to make a decision on a penalty, or even disqualification, over that incident, but as it stands Cambridge are – barring a mini miracle – on their way to a seventh consecutive win the the Women’s Boat Race.

16 minutes in and the crews are almost under Barnes Bridge.

The umpire is really shouting as the two boats almost come into contact. Oxford had looked like they attempted to bump the Cambridge boat as they crossed over into their section.

Oxford have come off significantly worse from the incursion, and are now over a length behind.

Cambridge have turned it around remarkably in a short period, and they have the lead now approaching the last part of their advantageous bend.

We’re approaching 10 minutes in, and Cambridge have pulled it back to almost level – and that’s before they’ve even reached the part of the course that is supposedly easier for them.

The gap is closed to just half a length as the crews go under the Hammersmith Bridge. Cambridge are 2.01 seconds behind as it stands.

The teams are approaching the Hammersmith Bridge, and the gap is closing a little. The umpire is warning Cambridge to stay on their station, as they’re creeping over.

Oxford are extending their lead to almost a length ahead, but Cambridge are approaching the bend in the Thames that will begin to give them an advantage. We’re roughly a third of the way though.

The waters of the Thames are calm today, and Oxford are almost half a length ahead as the two crews pass Craven Cottage.

The boats are approaching Craven Cottage now, with Oxford clearly looking to try and build an early lead. Cambridge do look calm and settled though, perhaps waiting for a time to strike.

Oxford, who started on the Middlesex station, have made a good start and are in a decent lead in the first minutes.

The umpire gets us underway!

Both crews are sitting on the water now as we approach the start of the day’s first race.

The crews are out

Cambridge have come out onto the water – we’ve got 10 minutes until the start of the women’s race.

The men’s race begins at 3.46pm, and in between there are races between the reserve crews.

The Boat Race explained

A little ‘mini-explainer’ for anyone who may be following the race for the first time.

Crews start at two different ‘stations’, known as Surrey or Middlesex –the Fulham/Chiswick side of the course is known as the Middlesex station, while the Putney/Barnes side is known as the Surrey.

The race website states that there are “advantages and disadvantages for each side because of the bends in the river”.

The women’s race first took place on the Championship Course in 2015, and the record time is 18 minutes 33 seconds, which was set by Cambridge in 2017.

Oxford Women are vying to end a run of six consecutive defeats.

Here’s a reminder of the route for the boat races.

The course, known as the Championship Course, is four miles and 374 yards (6.8 km) long. It stretches between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames in south west London.

The race is rowed upstream, but starts during the incoming tide to ensure that crews are rowing with the fast stream.

When is the Boat Race 2024? Start time, TV channel and how to watch

And a reminder of how you can watch the races, with just half an hour before the first race of the day – the 78th women’s boat race.

A reminder of the women’s crews

Here are the respective teams ahead of the women’s race, which begins at 2.46pm.

Oxford Women

Coached by Allan French

Sarah Marshall (bow)

Ella Stadler (President)

Tessa Haining

Claire Aitken

Julia Lindsay

Annie Sharp

Lucy Edmunds

Annie Anezakis (stroke)

Joe Gellett (cox)

Cambridge Women

Coached by Paddy Ryan

Gemma King (bow)

Jo Matthews

Jenna Armstrong (President)

Carina Graf

Iris Powell

Megan Lee (stroke)

Hannah Murphy (cox)

Boat Race 2024: Oxford vs Cambridge

We’re now just under an hour until the women’s race and coverage will begin in a matter of minutes.

The conditions look great on the River Thames and it’s a bright and sunny day in London.

Boat Race 2024: Oxford and Cambridge rowers warned to not enter water after E coli discovery

Boat Race organisers have warned rowers to not enter the water on safety grounds after high levels of E coli bacteria were found on the River Thames course.

The new safety guidance could see the end of the traditional celebration for the winning team, where team members jump into the river and the cox gets a ducking. The 78th women’s race and 169th men’s race are still due to take place this weekend.

Last year, Cambridge men’s cox Jasper Parish was thrown into the Thames at Mortlake, as is the tradition at the end of the race. But a repeat is now unlikely after the River Action campaign group found an average of 2,869 E coli colony-forming units (CFU) per 100ml of water in 16 tests around Hammersmith Bridge.

Boat Race 2024: Best places to watch Oxford vs Cambridge races on the Thames

Boat race 2024: coin toss for women’s race.

Cambridge won the coin toss for the women’s race and cox Kate Crowley has chosen Middlesex.

Oxford will race on Surrey.

Boat Race 2024: Coin toss for men’s race

Oxford won the coin toss and chose Surrey, which means Cambridge men will race on Middlesex.

Boat Race 2024: Bookies backing Oxford for double victory over Cambridge

Here are the latest odds for the race:

Women's Race

Oxford 3/10

Dead heat 100/1

Cambridge 9/4

Oxford 8/15

Cambridge 11/8

Boat Race 2024: Thames course for Oxford v Cambridge races

The Boat Race course, known as the Championship Course, is four miles and 374 yards (6.8 km) long. It stretches between Putney and Mortlake on the River Thames in south west London.

‘Massive water advocate’ Annie Sharp excited for Boat Race on Thames

Annie Sharp is only half-joking when she predicts she will be the only rower as excited about starting the Boat Race in close proximity to the Thames’ new ‘super sewer’ as she is about the chance to snap a six-year winless stretch for Oxford’s women.

The 24-year-old’s enthusiasm for the Thames Tideway Tunnel , a £4.5 billion, 25km-long sewage structure which saw its final piece lifted into place this week, makes more sense when you learn that Sharp is a MSc water science, policy & management student at St Antony’s College.

Oxford last won the women’s Boat Race in 2016, the same year work began on the sewer, but might not be able to partake in the traditional celebratory dip should they win the 78th women’s edition this Saturday after high levels of E. coli were found along the Championship Course.

Speaking before the findings were announced, Sharp, who will occupy the six seat, told the PA news agency: “We are working with water and unfortunately against it sometimes with the flooding that we’ve had at Wallingford this year.

Boat Race 2024: Cambridge bid to defy odds again in men’s race

While Cambridge’s men boast vastly superior Boat Race experience with five survivors from last year to Oxford’s one, the Dark Blues do have Harry Glenister - a member of the British senior team from 2018-23 - in the two seat and 2022 Belgrade World Cup winner Lenny Jenkins in the seven seat.

As well as having the slightly heavier crew, Oxford have been superior in the build-up. In late February, they got the better of a stormy struggle with Leander Club in which umpire Sir Matthew Pinsent stopped the race after Oxford four James Doran lost his oar in a clash between the boats.

When Leander moved out to a lead of three-quarters of a length following the restart, the boats clashed again with Oxford - at fault this time - moving in front before the finish. As it turned out, Pinsent had already decided to disqualify Leander for the first clash of a somewhat unsatisfactory affair.

Cambridge faced Leander earlier this month in a two-piece race. After an even first, Leander opened out to one and a half lengths by the finish. Perhaps significant is that Cambridge have made numerous seat switches ahead of Saturday’s showpiece with only stroke Matt Edge, seven seat Luca Ferraro and three seat Thomas Marsh staying put. Meanwhile, Oxford have retained the same line-up as their Leander meeting.

2024 Oxford vs Cambridge Boat Race preview, predictions, odds & free bets

Boat Race 2024: Oxford women on track to end long drought

Perhaps the most notable result from the pre-Boat Race fixtures was a win for Oxford’s women over Oxford Brookes, one of the UK’s top rowing universities, in late January. The race on the Championship Course was split into three contests of approximately five minutes apiece.

Race commentator and Olympic gold medallist Martin Cross said beforehand that “maintaining contact” - ie. staying within a length - of Brookes would represent good results for Oxford in the first two. They in fact finished three-quarters of a length behind on both occasions with the second more impressive given Brookes had the advantage on the Surrey bend (the longer south curve on the course).

In the final piece, Oxford had the bend advantage and used it to full effect to power clear by an eye-catching one-and-a-half lengths with European U23 bronze medallist Annie Sharp, all six-foot-four (1.94m) of her, gaining admirers. That they have made two changes to the boat since, with Claire Aitken and Julia Lindsay boosting the number of Boat Race veterans to six (including cox Joe Gellett), bodes well for their chances of ending a run of six consecutive defeats.

Boat Race 2024: Oxford vs Cambridge full schedule

12:40Women’s Boat Race coin toss (Putney Embankment)

13:00Final road closures in place

13:15The Men’s Boat Race coin toss (Putney Embankment)

14:00BBC broadcast starts

14:4678th Women’s Boat Race

15:01Osiris v Blondie Race

15:16Isis v Goldie Boat Race

15:46169th Men’s Boat Race

16:15Women’s winning crew trophy presentation (Mortlake)

16:20Men’s winning crew trophy presentation (Mortlake)

16:30BBC Broadcast Ends

17:00Hammersmith Bridge Opens to Cyclists and Pedestrians.

17:30River Opens

18:00Fan Zones at Fulham and Hammersmith close

Boat Race 2024: Oxford vs Cambridge preview, predictions and odds

The Boat Race 2024 takes place on the River Thames on Saturday afternoon with Cambridge bidding to repeat their men’s and women’s double from 12 months ago (from 2.46pm, BBC One).

First held in 1829 and an annual fixture since 1856, Oxford’s Dark Blues take on Cambridge’s Light Blues in the side-by-side eights race on the river. The crews start at Putney and travel west to the finish at Mortlake 4.2 miles (6.8km) away on the Championship Course. From 2015, the women’s race has been staged on the same day over the same course.

Months of training and preparation took place prior to the announcements of the crews on 13 March. There were intra-university trial races in December - with Oxford experiencing very much the better of the conditions - followed by races against rival universities and rowing clubs in the New Year.

Boat Race 2024: A look at Oxford vs Cambridge form

Recent form suggests Cambridge are favourites here today in both the women’s and men’s races.

Cambridge have won the Women's race six times in a row since snapping Oxford's own four-race win streak in 2017.

While Cambridge men have been pushed closer in recent years, but still hold a significant advantage in recent years, edging out Oxford men in five of the last seven races since 2016.

Boat Race 2024: Divided loyalties for identical twins Gemma and Catherine King

Identical twins Gemma and Catherine King had been poised to race against each other for the first time in Saturday's University Boat Race and although that is no longer happening, it will still be a weekend of divided loyalties for their family.

Catherine's back injury means she will not be in the Oxford boat in the elite women's race taking on Gemma in the Cambridge crew but the former will represent her new university in the reserve race.

That means a tricky time for their parents Liz and Mike.

"It's definitely been a change for them because they've always known who to support, so they've got a lot of Cambridge light blue supporters kit over the years. Since I've moved to Oxford I've been trying my best to change that and give them some Oxford supporter's kit," Catherine laughed during a three-way call with Reuters.

"They've actually got some half and half Oxford-Cambridge hats and scarves to wear on boat race day, it's quite funny," she added. "So they'll be supporting both of us. They've always supported the both of us in everything we did."

The 24-year-old Kings, from Bagshot, Surrey, played numerous sports as children and were introduced to rowing when they were 12 before going to Cambridge where they raced in the same boat.

"We're always competing a lot in everything we do," said Gemma, who is completing a PhD in stem cell biology at Cambridge.

"And it's so easy to compare to each other because you're genetically the same. Mostly, it's been good because it's helped us to push each other on to become the best versions of ourselves."

Catherine moved to Oxford last year and it has been the first time the twins have lived apart.

"We still message a lot and I think we'll always be close," said Catherine who is doing a PhD in cardiovascular research.

The first men's Boat Race was rowed on the Thames at Henley in 1829 and the first women's race took place in 1927.

The women's event became a permanent fixture in the 1960s and since 2015 both races have been rowed on the same 4.5-mile course -- from Putney to Mortlake -- on the same day.

"Racing in the Boat Race is a pretty special experience, it's one of the biggest rivalries in British sport, it's a great tradition," Gemma said.

"But it's a weird race because you either win or lose, so there isn't really a second place as such.

"We both really want to win, but I would say the Boat Race is so much more than just who wins and loses, and at the end of the day we just want our crews to go out and put down the best race that we can."

The difference between the Boat Race and rowing for Great Britain

Oxford’s Harry Glenister was asked by PA about the biggest differences between the Boat Race and his time in the Great Britain setup, and the MBA student immediately noted: “First I have to study! I’ve got six hours of classes a day and then rowing twice a day, which is not as much as the GB rowing team but still quite substantial.

“When I was racing for GB I was racing over 2k, this is over seven. It’s a lot longer and it’s a very different style of racing - who gets out ahead first. Whoever gets in front will win.

“You want to go really hard early. It’s go out hard and hang on, and hopefully you break the other crew. Who is the first person in each crew to break?

“The person that breaks is the one that’s going to lose, and the crew that breaks the other person is going to win. It’s a very exciting style of racing. I really enjoy it.

“I’ve been in big races, big moments, I know how to handle the pressure and I’m very used to it, so I can try to hopefully bring that confidence to the crew so we can get it done when it matters.”

Boat Race 2024: Oxford target ‘dream’ victory to snap Cambridge dominance

Harry Glenister hopes Oxford can turn the tide on recent Boat Race history to deliver what would be a “dream” triumph before the Great Britain veteran hangs up his oars.

The 28-year-old spent five years as a member of the GB senior rowing team, narrowly missing out on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics then sitting out the entire 2023 season with a back injury.

Cambridge have lost the men’s race just once in the last five years, winning last year’s edition by 1 1/3 lengths thanks to a risky move by their coxswain, but Boat Race debutant Glenister is confident Oxford have what it takes to come out on top in the 169th iteration of the gruelling men’s showdown.

Glenister told the PA news agency: “Winning this race would mean everything to me, just to finish with the sport, it’s a good end for me. Obviously very disappointed not to make Tokyo, but this would be as good for me if I could finish on a high.

“The Olympics is obviously bigger, but this is one of the biggest races in the world, so I would be very, very happy if I could get the win.

“It’s just such an awesome event. There’s so much great energy around it. Every rower wants to do this event.

“We’ve got a very strong team this year, we’ve got some dogs, very excited to see what we can do and turn the tide, try to stop this Cambridge dominance.”

Boat Race 2024: Oxford vs Cambridge start time, TV channel and more

The Boat Race returns in 2024 with Cambridge and Oxford again battling it out on the River Thames.

The men’s race was first held 195 years ago and has been an annual event since 1856, with a women’s race running on the same day and course since 2015.

There was double joy for Cambridge last year as both their male and female crew bested their Oxford University rivals over the 4.2-mile weave through London.

Indeed, Cambridge crews completed a clean sweep of all races in 2023, with their openweights, reserves and lightweights also taking victory in a feat only achieved twice before.

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  • International

March 26, 2024 - Baltimore Key Bridge collapses after ship collision

By Helen Regan , Kathleen Magramo , Antoinette Radford, Alisha Ebrahimji , Maureen Chowdhury , Rachel Ramirez , Elise Hammond , Aditi Sangal , Tori B. Powell , Piper Hudspeth Blackburn and Kathleen Magramo , CNN

Our live coverage of the Baltimore bridge collapse has moved here .

Crew member on DALI said everyone on board was safe hours after bridge collapse, official says

From CNN’s Amy Simonson

A crew member on the DALI cargo ship sent a message hours after the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed Tuesday saying everybody on board was safe, according to Apostleship of the Sea director Andy Middleton.

Middleton, who spent time with the captain of the DALI Monday, told CNN’s Laura Coates he reached out to a crew member after hearing about the incident Tuesday morning. 

He said there were 22 members aboard the ship from India who were setting sail earlier Tuesday morning and were heading toward Sri Lanka.

“I was able to reach out to a crew member very early this morning around 5:30 (a.m. ET) or 6 (a.m. ET) and get a message to them asking if they were OK,” he said. “That crew member responded within just a few minutes advising that the crew was safe, and everybody that [was] on board was safe.”

Middleton was told by the ship's captain Monday that the vessel was going to take a longer route to avoid risks along the Yemen coast.

“When I was out with the captain yesterday, we were talking while we were driving, and he advised that they were sailing down and around the tip of South Africa in order to avoid the incidents that are going on off the Yemen coast, and it was a safer way to go,” he said.

Middleton said the  Apostleship of the Sea  is a ministry to seafarers with members that spend time in the port and on the vessels as a friendly face to the seafarers that visit the Port of Baltimore, “taking care of their needs to make sure that they're reminded of their God-given human dignity when they're here in Baltimore.”

Search operation ends in "heartbreaking conclusion," Maryland governor says. Here's the latest

From CNN staff

The Dali container vessel after striking the Francis Scott Key Bridge that collapsed into the Patapsco River in Baltimore, Maryland, on Tuesday, March 26.

Six people, who were believed to be part of a road construction crew, are presumed dead after Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed early Tuesday morning. The collapse came after a 984-foot cargo ship hit the bridge's pillar.

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore told reporters Tuesday evening it's a "really heartbreaking conclusion to a challenging day."

Late Tuesday, it was discovered that two of the construction workers who went missing after the bridge collapsed were from Guatemala , the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said late Tuesday.

Here's what you should know to get up to speed:

  • The victims: Eight people were on the bridge  when it fell, according to officials. At least two people were rescued — one was taken to the hospital and was later  discharged , fire official and the medical center said.
  • The incident: Video shows the moment the entire bridge structure falls into the water, as the ship hits one of the bridge's pillars. CNN analysis shows that the  ships lights flickered  and it veered off course before it hit the bridge. Maryland Gov. Wes Moore said the crew on the ship were able to issue a "mayday" before colliding into the bridge, which allowed the authorities to stop incoming traffic from going onto the bridge.
  • Response efforts: Earlier, dive teams from various state and local agencies were brought in to assist in search-and-rescue operations, according to Maryland State Police Secretary Col. Roland L. Butler Jr.. The mission started with 50 personnel and continued to grow before the Coast Guard announced Tuesday evening that it was suspending its active search-and-rescue operation and transitioning to a "different phase."
  • The investigation: Authorities are still working to establish exactly how the crash occurred. The National Transportation Safety Board will look into  how the bridge was built  and investigate the structure itself. It will "take time to dig through" whether the bridge had ever been  flagged for any safety deficiencies , NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy said.
  • Rebuilding the bridge: US Sen. Chris Van Hollen said the path to rebuilding the bridge will be "long and expensive." Senior White House adviser Tom Perez told reporters Tuesday “it’s too early” to tell how long it will take to rebuild the bridge. President Joe Biden said Tuesday he wants the federal government to bear the full cost of rebuilding the collapsed bridge, noting that it will not wait for the company who owns the container ship DALI to shoulder the costs. Funding could come from the Federal Highway Administration as well as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, but it may require additional funding from Congress.

2 of the missing construction workers from bridge collapse were from Guatemala, foreign ministry says

From CNN’s Allison Gordon, Flora Charner and Amy Simonson

Two of the construction workers missing from the bridge collapse in Baltimore were from Guatemala, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement late Tuesday.

Those missing included a 26-year-old originally from San Luis, Petén. The other is a 35-year-old from Camotán, Chiquimula, the statement said.

The ministry said both were part of a work team “repairing the asphalt on the bridge at the time of the accident.”

The statement did not name the two people missing, but it said the country’s consul general in Maryland “went to the area where the families of those affected are located,” where he hopes to be able to meet with the brothers of both missing people.

The consulate   also issued a statement Tuesday saying its consul general in Maryland "remains in contact with local authorities," and also confirmed that two of those missing "were of Guatemalan origin.”

Six people, who were believed to be part of a road construction crew, are presumed dead after Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed early Tuesday morning when a cargo ship hit the bridge's pillar.

State and federal officials have not released information about the identities of any of the six missing workers.

Underwater mapping of bridge collapse area to begin Wednesday, Baltimore fire chief says

From CNN's Jennifer Henderson

Search operations near the Key Bridge collapse have shut down for the night due to dangerous conditions, but the process of underwater mapping with many local, state and federal dive teams will begin Wednesday, Baltimore City Fire Chief James Wallace told CNN’s Anderson Cooper Tuesday night.

Wallace said the portion of the Patapsco River is “tidal influenced, so it goes through tide cycles just like the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay does.”

The water depths in the area under the bridge vary from 40 feet to more than 60 feet, Wallace said. The deeper the divers go, the colder the temperatures they encounter, and the visibility is zero, he added.

 Wallace said when crews arrived Tuesday morning, the surface water temperatures of the Patapsco River were about 47 degrees with an air temperature of 44-45 degrees.

Here's what you should know about the historic Francis Scott Key Bridge

The Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed early Tuesday after a massive container ship lost power and crashed into the iconic Baltimore bridge, sending people and vehicles into the frigid Patapsco River.

Six people, believed to be part of a road construction crew, are presumed dead and the Coast Guard has ended its active search and rescue mission.

Here's what you should know about the historic bridge:

  • How old?: The Francis Scott Key Bridge, also referred to as just the Key Bridge, opened to traffic in March 1977 and is the final link in the Baltimore Beltway, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA.) It crosses over the 50-foot-deep Patapsco River, where former US attorney Francis Scott Key found inspiration to write the lyrics to the Star Spangled Banner, the MDTA says.
  • How long?: The bridge was 1.6 miles long when standing, MDTA reports.
  • Traffic volume: More than 30,000 people commuted daily on the bridge, according to Maryland Gov. Wes Moore.
  • How much did it cost?: The bridge cost $60.3 million to build, MDTA says. Since its collapse, President Joe Biden said he’s committed to helping rebuild the bridge as soon as possible.
  • About the port: Baltimore ranks as the ninth biggest US port for international cargo. It handled a record 52.3 million tons, valued at $80.8 billion, in 2023. According to the Maryland state government, the port supports 15,330 direct jobs and 139,180 jobs in related services.
  • About the ship: The bridge collapsed after a container vessel called Dali collided with one of its supports. Dali is operated by Singapore-based Synergy Group but had been chartered to carry cargo by Danish shipping giant Maersk . The ship is about 984 feet long , according to MarineTraffic data. That’s the length of almost three football fields.

Baltimore woman says bridge collapse was "like a piece of family dissolved"

From CNN's Kit Maher

For longtime Baltimore resident, Ceely, who opted not to share her last name, seeing footage of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse  Tuesday was deeply personal.

“I was very heavy-hearted,” Ceely told CNN. “Very tearful, thinking about the families whose loved ones may be in the water and just remembering when the bridge was constructed, and it was just like a piece of family dissolved.”

Ceely was at a prayer group Tuesday morning when she saw the news. She recalled being afraid when she first crossed the bridge while in Ford Maverick in 1975, but grew to like it because it saved time on the road.

“It was a main artery just like a blood line. It was a main artery to the other side of town. It was awesome. It beat going through the city all the time,” she said.

Elder Rashad A. Singletary , a senior pastor who led Tuesday night’s vigil at Mt. Olive Baptist Church told CNN that many church members watched the bridge's construction.

"It’s a part of the community. A lot of our individuals in our congregation drive that bridge to go to work, and so now it’s really a life changing moment,” he said.

"Heartbreaking conclusion to a challenging day," Maryland governor says as Coast Guard ended search operation

From CNN's Aditi Sangal

People look out toward the Francis Scott Key Bridge following its collapse in Baltimore, Maryland on March 26.

More than 18 hours after the collapse of the Baltimore bridge, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore said it was a heartbreaking conclusion after the Coast Guard ended the search-and-rescue operation for the six people who were on the bridge when it collapsed.

It's a "really heartbreaking conclusion to a challenging day," he said.

"We put every single asset possible — air, land and sea" to find the missing people, he told reporters on Tuesday evening. "While even though we're moving on now to a recovery mission, we're still fully committed to making sure that we're going to use every single asset to now bring a sense of closure to the families," the governor added.

6 people presumed dead after Baltimore bridge collapse, Coast Guard says. Here's what we know

As the sun sets in Baltimore, six people are presumed dead after a major bridge collapsed overnight Tuesday, according to the Coast Guard. The Francis Scott Key Bridge came down around 1:30 a.m. ET after a cargo ship collided with it.

The Coast Guard said it has ended its active search-and-rescue operation for the missing construction workers who were on the bridge when it collapsed.

  • What we know: Eight people were on the bridge when it fell, according to officials. At least two people were rescued — one was taken to the hospital and has been discharged . The Coast Guard has been searching for six other people. But, around 7:30 p.m. ET, the Coast Guard said it has transitioned to a “different phase” of operation, now it did “not believe we are going to find any of these individuals alive,” Rear Adm. Shannon Gilreath said.
  • About the ship: The bridge collapsed after a container vessel called Dali collided with one of its supports. The vessel is operated by Singapore-based Synergy Group but had been chartered to carry cargo by Danish shipping giant Maersk . The US Embassy in Singapore has been in contact with the country’s Maritime and Port Authority, a State Department spokesperson said.
  • The investigation: The National Transportation Safety Board is leading the investigation into the collapse. A team of 24 experts will dig into nautical operations, vessel operations, safety history records, owners, operators, company policy and any safety management systems or programs, said NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy. A voyage data recorder will be critical to the investigation, she added. 
  • Vehicles on the bridge: Officials are also working to verify the numbers of how many cars and people were on the bridge, Homendy said. Gov. Wes Moore said the quick work of authorities in closing the bridge had saved lives . Radio traffic captured how authorities stopped traffic and worked to clear the bridge seconds before the impact . Maryland State Police Secretary Col. Roland L. Butler Jr. said there is a “ distinct possibility ” more vehicles were on the bridge, but authorities have not found any evidence to support that.
  • Looking ahead: NTSB will look into how the bridge was built and investigate the structure itself, including if it was flagged for any safety deficiencies , Homendy said. The federal government has also directed its resources to help with search and rescue, to reopen the port and rebuild the bridge, Vice President Kamala Harris said . Earlier, President Joe Biden said t he federal government will pay to fix the bridge.
  • The economy: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg warned the collapse will have a serious impact on supply chains . Until the channel is reopened, ships will likely already be changing course for other East Coast ports. Ocean carriers are already being diverted from the Port of Baltimore, where the bridge collapsed, to the Port of Virginia to “keep trade moving."

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March 28, 2024 - Baltimore Key Bridge collapse

By Antoinette Radford, Maureen Chowdhury , Tori B. Powell , Elise Hammond and Aditi Sangal , CNN

Our live coverage has ended. Follow the latest news on the Baltimore bridge collapse or read through the updates below. 

Here's what we learned from the authorities this evening

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The sun sets on the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Thursday, March 28.

The federal government has given Maryland officials the $60 million requested to cover the first steps of responding to  the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge , according to a Federal Highway Administration news release.

Federal Highway Administration chief Shailen Bhatt said the emergency funding would go toward removing debris, rerouting traffic and ultimately rebuilding the bridge.

Here's what else the authorities said in a news briefing this evening:

  • Four directives to recovery: Gov. Wes Moore outlined four main priorities as Maryland looks to recover after the bridge collapse. The directives include: Continued focus on efforts to recover the construction workers presumed dead "to bring a sense of closure to these families," open the channel and restart traffic to the port, taking care of those affected, rebuilding the Key Bridge.
  • Murky water conditions: Moore said the " water is so dark , and debris is so dense, that in most instances our divers cannot see more than a foot or two in front of them."
  • Major resources mobilized: The Army Corps of Engineers is moving the largest crane in the Eastern Seaboard to Baltimore to help clear the channel, and it is expect to arrive later on Thursday evening, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore said. Clearing the channel has been an important goal so trade and traffic through the port can resume. The Army Corps of Engineers plan to cover the full cost of clearing the channel where Baltimore's Key Bridge collapsed, Sen. Chris Van Hollen said Thursday.
  • One larger vehicle detected underwater: There's at least one vehicle of a large size that has been detected underwater, and it is encapsulated by the superstructure of the bridge, concrete and other things, according to Col. Roland L. Butler Jr., the superintendent of Maryland State Police.
  • Monitoring possible leaks and pollution: Over 2,400 feet of boom have been deployed to contain any leaks of pollution in the aftermath of the collapse of the Key Bridge, Moore said. Separately, 14 containers on the ship were impacted , and they contained items like soap and perfume, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Shannon Gilreath said, adding that he did not have information on whether any of those materials went overboard. Air monitors are in place to track any potential threats and they have not picked up any threats so far, Gilreath said.

There's at least 1 larger vehicle underwater, official says

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There's at least one vehicle of a large size that has been detected underwater, according to Col. Roland L. Butler Jr., the superintendent of Maryland State Police.

"There's at least one vehicle, larger in size, that is completely encapsulated by the superstructure of the bridge, concrete," among other things, Butler said Thursday evening. "It's going to take some time to get to that, and it's going to take some time to do that carefully" before divers can go to recover that vehicle, he added.

2,400 feet of boom was used to contain possible toxic materials, Maryland governor says

Wreckage lies across the deck of the Dali cargo vessel in Baltimore on Wednesday.

There have been over 2,400 feet of boom deployed to contain any leaks of pollution in the aftermath of the collapse of the Key Bridge, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore said Thursday.

He said he personally did not see any sheen on the water when he went to assess the situation on site.

Remember: 56 containers with hazardous materials were found on the vessel.

There are 14 containers on the ship were impacted, and they contained items like soap and perfume, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Shannon Gilreath said at the briefing, adding that he did not have information on whether any of those materials went overboard.

Air monitors are in place to track any potential threats and they have not picked up any threats so far, Gilreath added.

Baltimore mayor says he remains hopeful bodies of other workers will be recovered

From CNN's Elise Hammond

Baltimore's mayor said he is still "hopeful" the bodies of the other workers presumed dead will be recovered.

Authorities announced on Wednesday they were pausing search and recovery efforts  for the four other workers presumed dead because debris made it unsafe for divers to continue. Once this next phase of salvage operations is complete and the debris is cleared, divers will search for more remains.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott said that during the salvage operation, he hopes "we are able to recover those who remain missing and bring them home to their families.

The mayor said he directed his administration to work with the governor’s office “on any and every effort that must be taken.”

Army Corps of Engineers will bear the full cost of clearing the channel, Sen. Chris Van Hollen says

Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen speaks at a press conference Thursday.

The Army Corps of Engineers will cover the full cost of clearing the channel where Baltimore's Key Bridge collapsed, Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen said Thursday.

"We all recognize that getting the Port of Baltimore running again at full speed is a priority given all the jobs that are associated with it, all the small businesses, all the other businesses," Sen. Van Hollen said at Thursday's news briefing. "And as the governor pointed out, this is not just a Maryland issue, it's a national and global question."

The largest crane in the Eastern Seaboard is expected to arrive in Baltimore later today, governor says

The Army Corps of Engineers is moving the largest crane in the Eastern Seaboard to Baltimore to help clear the channel, and it is expected to arrive Thursday evening, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore said.

"Under the leadership of Col. (Estee S.) Pinchasin, the Army Corps is moving the largest crane in the Eastern Seaboard to Baltimore to help us," Moore said at a news conference. "It is estimated that will arrive later this evening."

"It's a 1,000-ton crane coming around midnight," Sen. Chris Van Hollen said at the same news conference. "And another 400-ton crane coming Saturday for the operations to clear the channel."

The post was updated with information about the crane from Sen. Van Hollen.

Officials are assessing pieces of the bridge before they pull them out of the water, Coast Guard says

Coast Guard Rear Adm. Shannon Gilreath speaks at a press conference Thursday.

Officials working to remove the collapsed Key Bridge from the channel are conducting a full assessment of all pieces of debris before they can lift them out of the water, Coast Guard Rear Adm. Shannon Gilreath.

This assessment is critical in figuring out how to cut the bridge into the right size pieces so cranes can lift them out, he said.

“We are doing those assessments right now with underwater surveys, with engineering teams back in unified command,” Gilreath said, adding that the assessment is in coordination with several other partners, including the US Army Corp of Engineers.

“That is our number one priority is to reopen the Port of Baltimore as fast as we can, and do it safely,” he added.

Murky conditions are hindering divers' vision during underwater operations, Maryland governor says 

Water conditions are hindering divers' visibility as they conduct recovery operations, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore said Thursday.

"That water is so dark, and debris is so dense, that in most instances our divers cannot see more than a foot or two in front of them," Moore said at a news briefing. "So much of the operation is simply feel."

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In an aerial view, the cargo ship Dali sits in the water after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on Tuesday. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

In an aerial view, the cargo ship Dali sits in the water after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on Tuesday.

At least six people are presumed dead following the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore early Tuesday morning, officials said.

The bridge fell into the Patapsco River after it was struck by a nearly 1,000-foot-long container ship, sending several people plunging into the frigid waters below.

During a news update Tuesday evening, the U.S. Coast Guard told reporters they are ending an active search and rescue operation for the six people left unaccounted for at 7:30 p.m. local time.

Rear Adm. Shannon Gilreath said that based on the length of time since the bridge collapsed and the water temperatures, they don't believe that search teams are going to find any of these individuals still alive.

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Gilreath told reporters that the Coast Guard is not leaving, but is going to "transition to a different phase."

The recovery phase will begin at 6 a.m. local time Wednesday when divers will begin searching for remains of all missing victims , Gilreath said.

Col. Roland L. Butler, Jr., Secretary of Maryland State Police, told reporters the conditions have changed and made it dangerous for first responders and divers to be in the water.

He emphasized that police will still have surface ships out in the water overnight.

"We're hoping to put those divers in the water and begin a more detailed search to do our very best to recover those six missing people," Butler said.

The collision set off a rapid search-and-rescue operation. Eight people from a construction crew that was working to repair potholes on the bridge are thought to have fallen into the water, Maryland Transportation Secretary Paul Wiedefeld told reporters.

Authorities did not believe any drivers were submerged in their cars, Wiedefeld said.

The bridge collapsed instantly

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The bridge, which is part of Interstate 695, collapsed around 1:30 a.m. when it was struck by a massive cargo vessel named the Dali. Dramatic video of the collision shows the hulking ship–the length of more than three football fields– slamming into one of the bridge's pillars, and then an expanse of the bridge falling into the water instantly.

The Dali, a Singapore-flagged ship, had left Baltimore at 1 a.m. and was bound for Colombo, Sri Lanka, according to Marine Traffic , a maritime data site.

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Synergy Marine Group, the company that manages the ship, said in a statement that all 22 crew members are accounted for and that there were no injuries resulting from the crash. The company also said there was no pollution to the water.

In a briefing for the media, Moore said the crew of the container ship had notified authorities about a power outage onboard shortly before the collision. The crew notified authorities of "a power issue," Moore said, confirming earlier reports that they had lost power on the ship.

The ship was traveling at approximately 8 knots when it hit the bridge, Moore said. In the immediate aftermath of the collision, officials feared motorists might be submerged in the river, but Moore said that a mayday signal was issued with enough time for authorities to stop the flow of traffic coming over the bridge.

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A collapsed section of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore is seen in the waters of the Patapsco River. The bridge collapsed early Tuesday after it was struck by a 984-foot-long cargo ship. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

A collapsed section of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore is seen in the waters of the Patapsco River. The bridge collapsed early Tuesday after it was struck by a 984-foot-long cargo ship.

"I have to say I'm thankful for the folks who once the warning came up, and once notification came up that there was a mayday, who literally by being able to stop cars from coming over the bridge, these people are heroes. They saved lives," Moore said.

FBI and state officials said the preliminary investigation points to an accident and that there was no credible evidence of any terrorist attack. Moore said the Francis Scott Key Bridge was fully up to code and there was no structural issue with the bridge.

"In fact, the bridge was actually fully up to code," Moore said.

The ship has had at least one previous accident

Vessel traffic in and out of the Port of Baltimore, one of the busiest on the East Coast, was suspended "until further notice," port officials announced, as search-and-rescue operations continued and the preliminary investigation into the crash was getting underway.

"This does not mean the Port of Baltimore is closed," port officials said in a statement. "Trucks are being processed within our marine terminals."

Gov. Moore declared a state of emergency and said his office was in close communication with Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. The secretary was due to arrive in Baltimore to visit the crash site and receive updates on the investigation.

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Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, left, speaks during a news conference as Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) looks on near the scene where a container ship collided with a support on the Francis Scott Key Bridge. Steve Ruark/AP hide caption

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, left, speaks during a news conference as Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) looks on near the scene where a container ship collided with a support on the Francis Scott Key Bridge.

The National Transportation Safety Board said it will investigate what happened, announcing on X (formerly Twitter) that it was launching a "go team" to Baltimore.

Prior to the crash, the ship had completed 27 inspections, according to a database by the maritime safety site Equasis. In one inspection at a port in Chile last year, the ship was determined to have a deficiency related to "propulsion and auxiliary machinery," according to Equasis.

In 2016, an inspection found "hull damage impairing sea worthiness" after the ship hit a dock on its way out of the port of Antwerp. Video of the incident shows the stern of the ship scraping against the quay as it attempted to exit the North Sea container terminal.

The bridge is an important travel route with a deep history

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Members of the National Transportation Safety Board listen to NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy speak during a news conference near the scene where a container ship collided with a support on the Francis Scott Key Bridge, in Dundalk, Md., Tuesday, March 26, 2024. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

Members of the National Transportation Safety Board listen to NTSB Chair Jennifer Homendy speak during a news conference near the scene where a container ship collided with a support on the Francis Scott Key Bridge, in Dundalk, Md., Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

The bridge's collapse leaves Baltimore and travelers along the East Coast without a vital transit corridor for the foreseeable future. The four-lane, 1.6-mile-long bridge carries some 11.3 million vehicles each year, according to state data, and is one of three ways to get through Baltimore on the interstate.

Reconstructing the bridge will be a "long-term build," Moore told reporters.

Speaking from the White House, President Biden said he intends for the federal government to "pay for the entire cost of reconstructing that bridge."

"We're gonna get it up and running again as soon as possible," Biden said. "Fifteen thousand jobs depend on that port, and we're gonna do everything we can to protect those jobs and help those workers."

The bridge isn't just a vital transportation route. It also has a special historical significance.

It opened to the public in March 1977, but its history goes much deeper than that. Scholars believe it stood within 100 yards of the site where its namesake, Francis Scott Key, witnessed the failed British bombardment of Fort McHenry in September 1814.

Key, an American lawyer, watched the battle from the British warship he had boarded to negotiate the release of a detained American civilian. The awe he felt at seeing the flag rise the next morning inspired him to write "Defense of Fort McHenry," which was later renamed "The Star-Spangled Banner" and became the U.S. national anthem in 1931.

Shippers are scrambling to re-route their cargo

Roughly $80 billion worth of cargo passes through the Port of Baltimore each year. But with the port's shipping channels now closed indefinitely due to the accident, shippers have been left scrambling to find alternate routes to transport their goods to and from the East Coast.

Some vessels have already been diverted to Norfolk, Va., Margie Shapiro, who runs a freight handling business in Baltimore, told NPR . Other traffic could be re-routed through New York or Philadelphia.

The Dali was being chartered by Maersk and carrying cargo for Maersk customers, the shipping giant said in a statement . The company said it would be omitting Baltimore from its services "until it is deemed safe for passage through this area."

Cargo already at the Port of Baltimore will have to travel overland, but truck traffic will also be snarled by the loss of the bridge.

"The whole ecosystem is going to be a little bit off," Shapiro said. "When the ecosystem gets messy, things get messy. Freight rates go up. The world gets a little bit chaotic."

NPR's Dave Mistich and Scott Horsley contributed to this report.

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A timeline of the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse

By Caitlin O'Kane

Updated on: March 28, 2024 / 10:46 AM EDT / CBS News

Around 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed when a cargo ship lost power and crashed into it. Officials were able to prevent cars from driving onto the bridge just before the accident, but eight construction workers remained on the structure and plummeted into the river below. Here's how the events unfolded. 

About 12:45 a.m.

The Dali, a Singaporean-flagged cargo ship, leaves the dock in Baltimore, moving through the Patapsco River.

Tug boats, which are routinely used at the Port of Baltimore to help get vehicles out of the docking station, were already cut loose when the Dali's pilots and crew lost control of the ship. Ships are not required to have escorts through the bridge.

About 12:56 a.m.

The boat begins to make a big arc, turning toward the Francis Scott Key Bridge .

About 1:24 a.m.

The NTSB, which  obtained the Dali's voyage data recorder,  which records audio from the boat's bridge and radios, said around 1:24 a.m., "numerous aural alarms were recorded on the ship's bridge audio." The device briefly stopped recording but then turned on again using the ship's redundant power source.

About 1:25 a.m.

The ship reaches its max speed and then loses power one minute later at 1:26 a.m. The crew on board makes a mayday call, saying a collision might be possible. 

The ship's pilot also made radio calls asking for tugs in the area and the pilot association dispatcher called the police at this point regarding the ship's blackout, according to the NTSB.

Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski said there were roughly two minutes between Dali's mayday call to authorities and the bridge collapsing. 

"If it lost steering and power, then basically it's a dead ship just being carried by the current or its own momentum," James Mercante, the president of the New York Board of Pilot Commissioners, told CBS News. 

"It would take quite a while — probably the length of five [or] six football fields — to bring that ship to a stop, even after dropping the anchors, because of its power and momentum. This is a behemoth," Mercante said. 

The pilot asked crew to drop the anchor, according to the ship's recorder. The crew made an effort to deploy the anchor, but it remains unclear how much progress was made, officials said. 

The pilot made another radio call saying the ship had lost all power.

After receiving the mayday call from the Dali, officials ask police to block traffic on either side of the bridge, 911 records show. "There's a ship approaching that just lost all their steering," the dispatcher says. "So until you get that under control, we got to stop all traffic."

Two emergency responders say thay have each stopped traffic on the north and south sides of the bridge.

The 911 records show concern was raised for a crew working on the bridge. "I'm not sure if there's a crew up there, you might want to notify whoever the foreman is, see if we can get them off the bridge temporarily," someone on the call says.

The boat starts to lose speed at around 1:29 a.m. and soon, it hits a column holding up the bridge.  Audio on the ship's recorder is consistent with the collision into Key Bridge, NTSB says.

Someone on the 911 call alerts the dispatcher that the whole bridge has collapsed. Emergency responders from Maryland Transportation Authority Police confirm they have held all traffic from entering the bridge.

Tuesday morning 

After the collapse, a search and rescue effort begins for the eight construction workers who were on the bridge. They worked for Brawner Builders and were filling potholes on the bridge. 

Several agencies, including the FBI, sent dive teams into the water for the search. 

The FBI also announced that there is "no specific or credible information to suggest there are ties to terrorism in this incident."

NTSB chair Jennifer Homendy the agency is leading the investigation, but focus remains on the people and families, saying "the rest can wait" and there wasn't a lot of information she could share at the time.

10 a.m. 

Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld announced in a news conference that two of the construction workers were recovered. 

One was unhurt and the other was treated at the University of Maryland Medical Center and has been discharged, according to CBS Baltimore .

Around 3:30 p.m.

At a Tuesday afternoon news conference, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore said the search and rescue operation  was still underway. 

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg said the administration will work with NTSB and the Coast Guard on the investigation into what happened and reiterated what President Biden said at an earlier news conference: The federal government will provide all the support needed to fix the bridge.

Search and rescue operations were suspended and officials transitioned to recovery efforts, with six of the construction workers still missing and presumed dead.

The men, all in their 30s and 40s, are from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, according to CBS Baltimore's partners at The Baltimore Banner. They have spouses and children and were described as "hard-working, humble men," by an employee at the construction company.

One of the missing was identified by the nonprofit organization CASA as Miguel Luna, who is originally from El Salvador. He is a husband and father of three, who lived in Maryland for 19 years. 

Honduras' Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Antonio García said one of the missing workers, Maynor Yassir Suazo Sandoval, was from Honduras, The Associated Press reports. 

Guatemala's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said  two of the missing workers are from Guatemala. The Mexican Embassy in Washington also confirmed there were Mexicans among the six missing. 

A vigil was held for the workers on Tuesday night .

Divers headed back in the water on Wednesday when searchers recovered a vehicle with the bodies of two of the missing construction workers.

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Caitlin O'Kane is a New York City journalist who works on the CBS News social media team as a senior manager of content and production. She writes about a variety of topics and produces "The Uplift," CBS News' streaming show that focuses on good news.

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  22. Tampa Bay AirFest 2024 at MacDill opens Friday

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  24. March 26, 2024

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  25. March 28, 2024

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