Port of Vancouver incident leaves 2 cranes damaged
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Two cranes were damaged Sunday in an incident at the Port of Vancouver involving a ship bound for Australia. No one was injured.
The ship, docked at the port, was taking on project cargo, Theresa Wagner, the port’s communications chief, said Wednesday.
Using its on-board crane, the ship had successfully loaded one of two other cranes when it lost control of the second one.
That crane fell into the ship’s hold. Damage ensued.
The port’s Liebherr heavy-lift mobile cranes were used to remove the two damaged cranes from the ship.
None of the port’s equipment was involved in causing any damage, Wagner said, and the incident involved other parties — not the port.