A Germany-registered cargo ship, the Hansa Meersburg, has hit and toppled a quay crane at the Port of Keelung in Taiwan.
An investigation led by Taiwan’s Marine Port Bureau (MPB) is underway to understand who is to blame for the vessel striking the crane, valued at more than US$ 6 million, on Monday (January 8, 2017).
In addition to the damage sustained by the crane and the containers in the port, the pier belonging to Taiwan-based United Logistics International suffered a hole three meters wide and two meters deep.
The Focus Taiwan news channel reported that a 62-year-old worker, Chen Lin-tsang, who was handling cargo, suffered minor injury when the ship hit the crane.
Although this is the first vessel collision with a crane in 2018, it is not the first one in the last year.