A containership collided with a crane near Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam on February 21, causing the collapse of the crane onto the vessel.
In its latest Safety Flashes, IMCA focused on a crane operation, which one of the hydraulic hoses caught on the protruding grease fitting of the boom bearings.
Transport Malta MSIU issued an investigation report on a serious injury of a crew member while testing the rescue boat crane onboard the oil/chemical tanker Ruby-T, on 20 October 2019. The report found likely that the bosun was distracted from understanding the actual risks of his own actions, as he was most probably concerned about the damages to the wire.
A crane worker was injured after the giant container ship ‘MSC MIA’ collided with a gantry crane while manoeuvring at the Spanish Port of Valencia, in the morning hours of Sunday.
At least 11 workers lost their lives in a shipyard in Vishakhapatnam, in southern India, when a huge crane has collapsed during load testing.
A serious accident took place on May 2 on board of offshore installation vessel ‘Orion 1’, as a crane collapsed onto the deck.
A video circulated through social media captured the time when the 13,900 TEU container ship Milano Bridge allided with an STS gantry crane at the port of Busan, on 6 April.
On Monday 9 December, a huge ship-to-shore container crane collapsed after being hit by the container ship “APL Mexico City”. The collision took place in the port of Antwerp, with the container vessel being unmoored, since its mooring had broken due to squally weather.
A crane toppled off a wharf in Auckland’s Seaview Wharf, on October 2, with the driver of the crane, being inside the crane. Luckily the driver was not injured, while local authorities have launched and investigation to determine the causes of the incident.
The US NTSB issued an investigation report on the boom failure aboard the crane barge ‘Atlantic Giant II’ while at the Brownsville Ship Channel, Texas, causing three injuries. The investigation found that the lift exceeded the planned weight, identifying also a lack of risk assessments.
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