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Cranes down in Port Elizabeth and Barcelona

An STS crane has been destroyed in high winds at Port Elizabeth, South Africa, while another was hit by a vessel in Barcelona.

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Transnet National Port Authority (TNPA) has confirmed to local media outlet MYPE that one of the STS cranes at Port Elizabeth was damaged when winds above 50 knots hit the port on Tuesday morning 30 October, local time.

 

In the report TNPA was quoted saying no employees were injured, and its engineering team is assessing the extent of the damage. However, pictures showing the crane completely collapsed with parts of its boom in the water are all over Twitter, Facebook and other social media, and it is clear the crane is a complete write off.

 

It appears that the crane is one of two IMPSA cranes built in 2005 that TNPT relocated from Durban to Port Elizabeth in January 2012, recognisable by its monobox boom, the design of its rope support system and the unusual position of the elevator rails.

 

Pictures of the crane can be viewed on the MYPE website at this link.

The IMPSA crane, moved from Durban in 2012, is a complete loss
The IMPSA crane, moved from Durban in 2012, is a complete loss

Meanwhile in Barcelona, a crane was knocked off its legs and toppled backwards onto the quay on 31 October when it was struck by the ferry Excellent, which is owned by GNVtraghetti. GNV said the accident occurred during maneuvers "with strongly adverse weather conditions. All the passengers and the crew members are doing well: they are collaborating with the Authorities to clarify the perimeter of the accident".

 

The crane destroyed was one of the fleet at the Muelle Sur Container Terminal, which has been operated by APM Terminals since January 2016 after it took over Grup TCB. Several containers that were struck by the crane caught fire, sparking a hazardous chemical incident response at the terminal.

 

 

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