Crane Collapses onto Evergreen Vessel
A crane has collapsed onto an Evergreen container ship at the Port of Vancouver following a collision on January 28, 2018.
According to Canadian media, including national broadcaster CBC News, the ship-to-shore (STS) crane collapsed after the vessel crashed while it was attempting to berth at the GCT Vanterm container terminal at approximately 4 am.
Global Container Terminals (GCT), the operator which runs the terminal, told CBC and numerous other media outlets that no one was hurt in the collision but that an exclusion zone had been set up to ensure the safety of port workers.
The vessel, now identified as the ‘Ever Summit’ is, according to Marine Traffic, still docked at the port but is being assisted by two tug boats, the Seaspan Hawk and the Seaspan Falcon.
In October 2018, a ferry crashed into a crane in the Port of Barcelona which subsequently fell on several containers, a story that PTI covered.