According to local media sources a 316-meter-long containership took out two cranes at the Port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan.
Specifically, on 3rd June at around 11:30 am the 316-meter-long, 86,679 gross tonnage container ship DURBAN, owned by OOCL Shipping Company, was attempting to dock at pier 66, when it sideswiped the 32,720 gross tonnage CONSTANCY belonging to Yangming Shipping, that was docked at pier 70.
The collision caused one of four container cranes, GC8 to collapse. GC8 collapsed onto GC6.
Following the situation, workers ran for their lives as the container crane began to crumple to the ground. As the crane collapsed, it hit a stack of containers, causing it also to collapse.
As explained, one person was injured while two people were trapped in the wreckage after a container ship in the process of docking collided with another ship, causing one container crane to collapse, and badly damaging another at the Port of Kaohsiung.
The accident left one worker slightly injured, and two operators trapped inside the cranes.
The injured 58-year-old man, was treated at Yuan’s General Hospital for a cut on his forearm, and abrasions on one foot. At the same time, the trapped workers were finally extracted at 12:44 pm and are reported to be uninjured.
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