Bulk Carrier Collides with Port Berth in Argentina


The Port of San Lorenzo in Argentina had a serious incident on April 25, 2018, when a bulk carrier collided with a pier at the port’s Terminal 6 berth.

Many videos have surfaced showing the Hong Kong-flagged vessel, the Ocean Treasure (IMO: 9437414), colliding with the berth and knocking containers into the water.

Paramedics attended the scene as there was a worker who sustained a minor injury.

Guillermo Wade, Manager of Argentina's Chamber of Port and Maritime Activity, told Reuters that the southern pier of terminal 6 is operational but with difficulties on the barge docks due to the blockage caused by the ship that caused the accident.

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Wade added: “The north dock of terminal 6 suffered some serious damage.

“One operator working in the area suffered a minor blow, but nothing serious.”

As of April 26, 10 am BST, the vessel is still at anchor at the port.

The San Lorenzo-Puerto General San Martín Port Complex is a series of port facilities on the western shore of the lower course of the Paraná River.

Watch the aftermath of the incident:

See more: Dozens of containers fell into the sea at the Port of Karachi after a Hapag-Lloyd ship collided with another container vessel on March 19, 2018

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