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2017 May 25

Cosco’s general cargo ship Da Zhi collided with container gantry crane at Abidjan port

The Cosco’s general cargo ship Da Zhi collided with container gantry crane, while berthing at Abidjan port in Ivory Coast on May 18. The accident caused collapsing of the crane (No P1) onto the dock and total loss of the equipment, as well as several containers, reported Blue Oceania and Abidjan Port Authority. The crane fell backwards and collapsed onto several containers, not damaging the vessel. Fortunately during the accident there were no reported injuries and casualties, but the terminal equipment on Berth 21 at Abidjan port was seriously damaged. The general cargo ship Da Zhi was detained at the port for further inspection and investigation.

The container terminal of Abidjan Port has a complement of four container gantry cranes. As a result of the accident, we now assume that three are left available for use.

There was no information for water pollution and injured people. The exact details of collision were not revealed.

The general cargo ship Da Zhi (IMO: 9608439) has overall length of 179.60 m, moulded beam of 28.30 m and maximum draft of 10.70 m. The deadweight of the vessel is 29,496 DWT and the gross tonnage is 21,828 GRT. The freighter was built in 2014 by Shanghai Shipyard in China.

Source: www.maritimeherald.com; Viliyana Filipova

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