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Container vessel MSC MIA took down crane in Valencia, Spain


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 13 September 2020 2550 -

Photo taken from fleetmon.com

In the morning of Sep 13 container vessel MSC MIA collided with a gantry crane. The Crane collapsed after hooking the cables with an MSC ship during a docking manoeuvre, while the rest of the installation has been bent over the quay.

The accident occurred shortly after 9 am during the undocking maneuvers of the ship "MSC MIA" and the injured worker was able to warn the rest of the workers of what was going to happen, as reported by Coordinadora Valencia in social networks.
The firemen have been able to rescue the crane worker who was hospitalized.
Video of the destroyed gantry crane (YouTube - TheMaritimeBulletin)
Video of the destroyed gantry crane (YouTube - TheMaritimeBulletin)
Video of the destroyed gantry crane (YouTube - TheMaritimeBulletin)
Video of the destroyed gantry crane (YouTube - TheMaritimeBulletin)
MSC MIA
Container ship MSC MIA, IMO 9839466, dwt 228,149, capacity 23,756 TEU, built 2019, flag Panama, manager MSC.

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René Hartung Lotsenbrüderschaft NOK II Kiel / Lübeck / Flensburg, Germany
on 14 September 2020, 05:57 UTC

Hopefully no one was injured!

(Seems like cranes have a short life expectation these days...)

We will see what the investigation will tell us
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