Saturday, 23 November 2019

We would be grateful for positive confirmation, but conjecture tells us that the photographs below were recently taken at one of the Tanger-Med facilities in Morocco


We would be grateful for positive confirmation, but conjecture tells us that the photographs below were recently taken at one of the Tanger-Med facilities in Morocco.

In them, a flat rack loaded with a medium sized truck is being handled by a ship-to-shore container gantry crane.

While no real narrative accompanied these photographs, it seems evident that three of the "emergency/auxilliary gear" pendants came away from the flat rack's corner fittings during the lift. Only the supporting presence of the bomb cart below prevented more dramatic (and perhaps deadly) results.

Circumspect maintenance, examination and use of all container corner fittings (consistent with the IMO's Convention for Safe Containers) and loose gear utilized to hoist containers, is something we should all be extremely mindful of.


Ron Signorino Longshore Safety

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