Thursday, 20 June 2019

German container ship damaged gantry crane, detained

Container ship NAGOYA EXPRESS contacted gantry crane at International Container Terminal, Hai Phong, on Jun 7, while unmooring, said Port Administration official on Jun 19. The ship berthed at Terminal on Jun 6, on arrival from Cai Mep, Saigon. She remained berthed at Terminal until Jun 9, on Jun 9 was moved to Hai Phong outer anchorage, and as of morning Jun 20, was still at anchor.

$5 mil gantry crane was critically damaged, crane is bent and kept from collapsing by supporting pillars, said, see pic. No reports on ship’s damages. She’s probably, detained for investigation, damages assessment and ruling on loss cover.

Container ship NAGOYA EXPRESS, IMO 9450428, dwt 103646, capacity 8749 TEU, built 2010, flag Germany, operator HAPAG-LLOYD AG.
Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.

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