Accident round-up: 10th November 2016

A $27m supersized cargo crane was damaged at the Port of Charleston, South Carolina, according to local reports. The incident occurred ahead of its official commissioning ceremony. The crane is one of two expanded-panamax ship-to-shore cranes that the State Ports Authority (SPA) is installing at the Wando Welch Terminal in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

Chinese crane manufacturer ZPMC said a boom on the crane was damaged when it was raised beyond its stopping point.

General cargo vessel Mimoza dragged aTaman seaway fairway buoy, Kerch Strait, Russia, on the evening of November 8th. The vessel was brought to anchor on Kavkaz port anchorage with the buoy bobbing at the stern, apparently fouling the rudder and propellor. According to database vessel covered by Standard Club through Member FBMarine Corp

A haul of 229 kilos of cocaine was found in one of containers on board container ship Laura Maersk on November 4th at Manzanilla, Mexico. Plastic bricks with cocaine were packed inside grinding machine parts. The container was loaded in Chile. The crew and vessel are not suspected. According to P&I databases. Vessel covered by Britannia through Maersk Line A/S.