#Genova, nave fortemente inclinata al molo Canepa per il probabile spostamento del carico. Dal pomeriggio in corso l’operazione di raddrizzamento #17gennaio #vigilidelfuoco @guardiacostiera pic.twitter.com/iOGlpkN64A
— Vigili del Fuoco (@vigilidelfuoco) January 17, 2023
Italy is investigating an incident during which a small general cargo ship tilted during a loading operation in Genoa, on January 17.
ccording to information, there were no serious injuries, while no pollution was reported as well. However, the Genoa Prosecutor’s office will investigate if the ballasting operations had been carried out correctly.
More specifically, the Seven S was alongside at the Messina Group berth loading eco-bales, when it suddenly titled first to one side and then “heaved on to its starboard side,” finally resting against the pier.
The emergency services assisted in evacuating the crew and dockworkers from the ship and the crane operator. One person was slightly injured and treated on the scene.
Later, the terminal operator stated that it was following the instructions from the ship’s master for the operation. It also added that the bales were being loaded according to plan.
Furthermore, firefighters were lowered to the cargo hold in a special harness, in order to offload the bales. After many hours, the vessel had regained buoyancy and stability with the offloading and ballasting operations.