- Cargo carrier with container gantry cranes collides with a bridge.
- The height of the crane was reported to be 2/3 of the projected height.
- The bridge was temporarily closed down while cranes were severely damaged.
According to an article published in Maritime Bulletin, a cargo carrier with container gantry cranes collided with a bridge.
The heavy cargo carrier ‘Wish Way’ with two onboard container gantry cranes collided with a bridge when it was passing under it.
The gantry cranes collided with Queen Juliana Bridge when the ship was passing under the Bridge.
Cranes reportedly deemed safe
Though the height of the crane was reported to be 2/3 of the projected height and was deemed to be safe to pass under the bridge.
The Bridge traffic was suspended for some time but was later re-opened, damages were not serious.
The cranes were reportedly, badly damaged, and that’s bad news for Curacao’s economy because old cranes often break down and are incapable of handling container ships without delays and disruptions.
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