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Boom down in Vancouver

A boom has collapsed onto a vessel at GCT Vanterm after the crane was struck by a vessel.

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Another container crane has been badly damaged after being hit by a container ship, this time at the GCT Vanterm terminal in Vancouver, British Columbia. The crane was struck by the 7,000 TEU Evergreen Ever Summit as it berthed.


WorldCargo News learned about the incident through a report in Vancouver’s “The Province”, with images being posted on twitter by Kerry Morris and others. Video from a helicopter flight over the terminal has been posted by Canada’s Global News.

In a statement GCT said:


“During berthing this morning at approximately 04:00 hours a vessel came into contact with a GCT Vanterm ship-to-shore crane, resulting in damage. The vessel is currently being held alongside with tugs as the crane boom is on top of a container stack at the aft end.

“There were no injuries as a result of the incident and all authorities have been notified.

“While we continue to assess the situation, an exclusion zone has been set up to ensure the safety of all those at the terminal and for any operational impacts.

“Our primary concern continues to be the safety of our employees and workforce, and all port workers.

"While vessel operations are not in operation at GCT Vanterm at present, rail and truck gate operations are active. As more information becomes available and operations resume GCT will provide updates”.


Incidents of vessels alliding with cranes at berth seem to be becoming increasingly common in recent years. In October 2018 a crane was knocked over in Barcelona, in mid 2017 there were two separate incidents at African ports, and in may 2017 a crane was destroyed in Jebel Ali.




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