Crane or cranes collapsed at shipyard, hitting mega-cruise OASIS OF THE SEAS
One or more cranes collapsed at at the Grand Bahamas shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas, hitting dry-docked cruise ship OASIS OF THE SEAS, which is undergoing maintenance works on azipods, in the afternoon Apr 1. Eight workers were injured and hospitalized, none with life-threatening injures. Extent of damages sustained by the ship yet unknown. It is not clear yet if one or more cranes collapsed, though at photos and videos, seemingly, at least two cranes collapsed. The ship listed starboard, probably it is not related to crane collapse, being just working situation. Cruise ship OASIS OF THE SEAS, IMO 9383936, GT 225282, built 2009, flag Bahamas, operator Royal Caribbean, capacity 6296 max, crew 2394.
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