The collapsed crane
An empty container ship collided with a stationary ship in the port of Kaohsiung, a gantry crane (GC8) collapsed completely and a second, neighboring gantry crane (GC6) was badly damaged.
MV: OOCL Durban, owned by Orient Overseas (International) Limited, was on her way to her assigned berth at Wharf 66 when she knocked on M / V: Yung Hung, docked at Wharf 70.
While the M / V: Yung Hung suffered minor damage, the GC8 collapse not only hit the nearby GC6, but also damaged 30-50 containers, cut the arm of a GC8 crane operator and temporarily detained two GC6 maintenance workers.
The GC8 crane operator was taken to Yuan General Hospital for treatment, while the GC6’s two maintenance workers were rescued without injury.
The original construction costs of the two affected gantry cranes amount to approximately NT $ 600 million (US $ 21.7 million).
The estimated value of the damage to the affected containers has yet to be investigated.
An area galloping on the collapsed gantry cranes at Quay No. 70 has been cordoned off while the M / V: OOCL Durban has successfully docked at Quay No. 66 and is currently awaiting the arrival of investigators from the relevant authorities.
Loading and unloading operations were suspended at quay No. 70.
During this time, the port of Kaohsiung will coordinate with all container yards in the port to ensure that this incident will not affect the use of berths or the normal handling of inbound and outbound container traffic in the port.