Squall throws containers into sea at Singapore’s Keppel Terminal

Containers fall into sea at Keppel Terminal

Some 15 empty containers fell from a wharf at Singapore’s Keppel Terminal as a result of strong winds.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) reported the incident occurred on 1 December at about 3.00 pm local time.

PSA Singapore has now disclosed that all 15 containers were retrieved on 2 December night.

MPA deployed two patrol crafts to monitor and cordon off the affected area to facilitate recovery work by PSA Corporation Ltd.

MPA’s Port Operations Control Centre restricted all vessel movements in the vicinity of Keppel Terminal until recovery.

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There had been no reported injuries and no immediate impact to port operations, according to a PSA spokesperson.

PSA International was crowned as leading container throughput terminal operator according to Drewry’s latest Global Container Terminal Operators Annual Review and Forecast report.

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