Saturday, 30 May 2015

CONTAINER CRANE SWEPT DOWN RAILS BY STORM WINDS (HOUSTON, TX ~ 26 MAY 2015)





BLUEOCEANA NEWS SERVICE
LaPorte, Texas ~ 26 May 2015
Blueoceana Company has learned from sources at Houston, that during the early morning hours of today’s date a Spring storm packing 60 mile an hour plus winds pushed a container gantry crane down its rails and into the ship’s accommodation (the House) during cargo operations at the Port of Houston Authority’s Barbour’s Cut Terminal. 


From those sources, we understand that the boom collapsed and folded onto the vessel. We also understand that the resultant forces transmitted down the crane’s structure acted in a manner that caused several of the crane’s trucks to come off their respective rails (see photo above). Finally, and fortunately, we understand that no workers were injured as a result of this incident.



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1 comment:

  1. London Gateway say they will stay open in high winds!!!

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