Containership Hits Keelung Port’s Gantry Crane

The German containership Hansa Meersburg allided with a gantry crane in Taiwan’s Keelung Port on January 8, causing it to fall.

The incident saw up to 60 containers damaged, while a 62-year-old worker, Chen Lin-tsang, who was handling cargo at the site, suffered minor injury, according to local media reports.

The 2007-built freighter, operated by German-based Leonhardt and Blumberg, damaged one of the port’s berth cranes, which is valued at USD 6.8 million. The allision occurred while the ship was sailing into the harbor.

Additionally, reports suggest that the incident caused damage to the pier.

World Maritime News contacted relevant parties for more details on the event, however, they are yet to reply.

World Maritime News Staff