Burst! A container ship crashed into the Kaohsiung Wharf and the crane collapsed



Burst! A container ship crashed into the Kaohsiung Wharf, the crane collapsed, and there were many ships calling at multiple ports in China!

The recent global container shipping turmoil is really unsettled one after another.

At around 11 o’clock this morning, there was an accident at Pier 70 of Kaohsiung Port. When the container ship "OOCL Durban" of Hong Kong Orient Overseas approached the port to berth at Pier 65, it collided with Yangming Marine’s chartered Pier 70. A crane caused the crane to collapse.

It is understood that the on-site personnel heard a loud "touch" and the entire crane fell to the ground from above, and the workers fled in panic.

The crane collapsed towards the port area, causing a series of collapses of stacked containers, and many containers were damaged.

It is reported that there was a yaw phenomenon due to unknown reasons. Although the pilot on the ship was notified by the navigation center and did not respond, it collided with Pier 70. The damage of the ship is not yet known. According to foreign media reports, one person was sent to hospital with minor injuries and two engineering personnel were trapped on the crane at the scene.

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Burst! A container ship crashed into the Kaohsiung Wharf and the crane collapsed(图1)

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Burst! A container ship crashed into the Kaohsiung Wharf and the crane collapsed(图2)
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Su Jianrong, director of the Kaohsiung Port Branch of Taiwan Ports Corporation, said that at that time, the air traffic control center found that the OOCL container ship approached the port too close. Crane accident. The cause of the accident will be further clarified with relevant personnel. Both OOCL and Yangming have insurance to deal with follow-up compensation, and the initial estimate is that the amount of compensation for all losses will exceed 100 million.

The Taiwan Port Authority pointed out that after one of the four bridge cranes (GC8) collapsed, one crane (GC6) was severely damaged after the collision. A total of one collapsed, and one was severely damaged but not collapsed.

One GC8 bridge crane driver was injured and was rescued and sent to Nguyen General Hospital. In addition, two maintenance personnel on the GC6 bridge crane were trapped. No injuries have been rescued so far.
Burst! A container ship crashed into the Kaohsiung Wharf and the crane collapsed(图3)

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A ship pilot who has called Kaohsiung Port many times told the media that in this accident, OOCL Durban was estimated to have entered the port. When crossing the breakwater, in order to resist the strong current, the express train was used. After that, the empty ship was not considered. The swing radius is too large and it is too close to the right gear, and it happens to be hanging when it is working.

At present, the site of the collapse of the bridge-type quay crane at Pier 70 has been blocked, and the OOCL DURBAN vessel berthed at Pier 66 at 12 noon, awaiting investigation by relevant units. The loading and unloading operations at Pier 70 are currently suspended. The Kaohsiung Port Affairs Branch will coordinate the deployment and loading and unloading of other container yards in the port in due course to avoid affecting the use of berths and the transportation of import and export containers.
Burst! A container ship crashed into the Kaohsiung Wharf and the crane collapsed(图4)

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Burst! A container ship crashed into the Kaohsiung Wharf and the crane collapsed(图5)
Burst! A container ship crashed into the Kaohsiung Wharf, the crane collapsed, and there were many ships calling at multiple ports in China! Burst! A container ship crashed into the Kaohsiung Wharf, the crane collapsed, and there were many ships calling at multiple ports in China!
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According to the large schedule data, this "OOCL Durban" ship has a capacity of 8476 TEU, serves the GIX3 route, and calls domestic ports such as Shanghai, Xiamen, Hong Kong, and Shekou.
Burst! A container ship crashed into the Kaohsiung Wharf and the crane collapsed(图6)

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There are many shipping companies that share cabins, including: ANL, APL, CMA CGM, COSCO SHIPPING, GOLD STAR LINE, HAMBURG SÜD, HAPAG-LLOYD, MAERSK, MCC, ONE, OOCL, SEAGO, SEALAND, ZIM.
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In view of the greater impact of the accident on the cargo owner, the freight forwarders who have loaded the cargo on the ship recently have mainly paid attention to the information of the shipping company and ship dynamics in time to understand the loss of cargo or the delay of the shipping schedule.

Kaohsiung Port is a seaport located in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. It is the largest port in Taiwan and the 15th largest port in the world. Its container throughput accounts for about three-quarters of Taiwan’s overall port container throughput, and its cargo throughput accounts for about Taiwan’s overall port cargo throughput. One-half of the amount.
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