Chinese heavy lift ship carrying cranes contacted Curacao Bridge
Heavy cargo carrier WISH WAY with two container gantry cranes on board arrived at Willemstad, Curacao, Caribbean, from China, in the morning Feb 16. Cranes contacted Queen Juliana Bridge when the ship was passing under the Bridge, though the cranes height was 2/3 of projected, specifically with the purpose of safe passing under the Bridge. The Bridge traffic was suspended for some time, but later re-opened, damages weren’t serious. Cranes were reportedly, badly damaged, and that’s bad news for Curacao economy, because old cranes often break down and are incapable of handling container ships without delays and disruptions. Heavy cargo carrier WISH WAY, IMO 9578531, dwt 21243, built 2010, flag Panama, manager CCCC INTERNATIONAL SHPG CORP, China.
My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.