The ship, called Dali, hit the bridge around 1:30 a.m. as it was leaving Baltimore's port, making the bridge fall down quickly.

Before the hit, the crew said there was a problem with the power and sent out a warning.

A big search operation started on Tuesday for six workers who were on a bridge in Baltimore when a large ship hit it, causing it to fall into the Patapsco River and stopping a key shipping route on the East Coast.

A video of the event shows the ship hitting a part of the bridge, causing the bridge to break, fall into the water, and partly land on the ship, followed by fire and smoke.

According to the person in charge of transportation in Maryland, Paul Wiedefeld, there were some workers on the bridge fixing holes in the road at the time; so far, two people have been saved, one is okay and the other is in a bad state.

The ship, which was carrying things for a big shipping company called Maersk and was going to Sri Lanka, had apparently lost power a few minutes before it hit the bridge, according to a high-ranking U.S. official who didn't want to be named.