Containership strikes gantry crane at Vietnamese port

Containership strikes gantry crane at Vietnamese port

China-flagged containership Tiger Maanshan has collided with a gantry crane while mooring at Hai An Port, Vietnam.

The 192-metre vessel was carrying containers on 10 August from the Philippines to Dinh Vu Port, Vietnam when its bow and part of its cabin crushed into the gantry crane pier at the port.

According to media, both the vessel and crane have sustained damage in the crash.

There have been no reported casualties and navigation has not been affected, but the crane remains inoperable.

© Báo Hải Phòng

A Hai Phong court has now ordered a “maritime lien” on Tiger Maanshan.

Nguyen Anh Vu, Director of the Hai Phong Port Authority, said the ship owner was sued by the Dinh Vu Port Development and Investment JSC after the two parties involved could not agree on compensation after the incident.

Vu said the preliminary cause has been determined as loss of control while on its way to the dock.

Last month, Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC)‘s operating subsidiary outlined plans for a $6 billion deal with the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Government to build Vietnam’s largest port in Can Gio.

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