Raw Video: Huge Gantry Crane Collapses After Getting Hit By Ship

In April 2010, the Liberia-flagged container ship, CCNI Antartico hit a gantry crane at ICTSI’s Contecon terminal in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The massive crane collapsed because of the hit. The dramatic video of the accident was captured by a port personnel and uploaded online.

According to the information available online, the 2002-built Gearless boxship with a capacity of 4,100 TEU was on its maiden voyage as part of the CCNI fleet where it has been deployed to serve between Asia and the west coast of South America. During the accident,  the CCNI Antartico container ship supposedly brushed another vessel at berth before ploughing into one of three gantry cranes at the Contecon facility.

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Luckily no one was injured in the accident. However, the crane was seriously damaged as it collapsed because of the hit. Watch the dramatic video below:

Note : Shaky video 

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Raunek Kantharia is a marine engineer turned maritime writer and entrepreneur. After a brief stint at the sea, he founded Marine Insight in 2010. Apart from managing Marine Insight, he also writes for a number of maritime magazines and websites.

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