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“OOCL Durban” Crashes Crane in Taiwan… Shocking footage.

The video that surfaced on social media in Taiwan on Thursday, June 3, Kaohsiung HarborIt shows a large container crane crashing and workers fleeing for their lives.

At 11:00 am on Thursday, police received a report that a port crane had collapsed at Yang Ming Marine Transport Co.’s container yard at Pier 70 of Kaohsiung Port, TVBS reported.

Before the accident, it was common OOCL The giant 316-metre-long container ship “OOCL Durban” operated by Orient Overseas Container Line, known as the Orient Overseas Container Line, was seen dangerously approaching the berth before colliding with a container crane.

In a dramatic video of the event, the massive steel crane appears to have suffered a catastrophic structural problem as it collapsed onto the dock.

Containers then raining from above crane It rolls like dominoes under the impact of the wreckage. Dockers are seen running for their lives to avoid crashing into flying containers.

One person injured

At this time, it was reported that a 58-year-old docker named Chang had a tear in his right arm, but was conscious and was sent to the hospital for examination and treatment.

Two engineers stuck in a crane

Two engineers were trapped inside the crane after the accident. A 33-year-old man with the surname Lin and a 31-year-old man with the surname Yang were identified.
Rescuers were able to retrieve the men from the wreckage by 12:44 using a 60-metre mast-type jib crane, UDN reported. According to eyewitnesses at the scene, the men were traumatized from the accident, but did not appear to have been seriously injured.

IMO: 9567673


Vessel Type – Generic: Cargo

Vessel Type – Detailed: Container Ship

Status: Active

MMSI: 351109000

Call Sign: 3FFV6

Flag: Panama [PA]

Gross Tonnage: 87697

Summer DWT: 90079 t

Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 316 x 45.6 m

Year Built: 2011

The opinions expressed herein are the author’s and not necessarily those of News2Sea.

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