On January 28, an STS crane fell onto the container vessel ‘Ever Summit’ as the ship docked at the port of Vancouver’s global container terminal. The crane’s boom came down on top of several shipping containers that were stacked seven high on the vessel, partially crushing some of them. The boom was left bent and warped with a mess of mangled yellow guard rails, according to local sources.
Mainly, Global Container Terminals Vanterm stated that no injuries occurred and the situation remains stable.
The vessel is currently being held alongside with tugs as the crane boom is on top of a container stack at the aft end.
In addition, the factors that caused the accident remain unclear.
Moreover, sources stated that the situation is being assessed and an exclusion zone has been set up for safety reasons.
In conclusion, for the time being no vessel operations are taking place in the GCT Vanterm.