KY seeks $7M after ship hit bridge last year - WSMV Channel 4

KY seeks $7M after ship hit bridge last year

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BENTON, KY (WSMV) -

The state of Kentucky wants more than $7 million from a shipping company after an accident that destroyed part of a bridge last year.

The state is filing for damages against Foss Maritime, which owns the Delta Mariner ship that hit a section of the Eggner's Ferry Bridge, causing it to collapse into the Tennessee River.

The company says it isn't responsible for the collapse because some of the lights on the bridge were not working.

Kentucky officials said the money will pay for the emergency repairs made to the bridge.

They said the ship ignored warnings from other vessels and the Coast Guard about conditions that night.

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