On Monday 6th April, 2020 afternoon the 2018 built 365 metre long mega container ship MILANO BRIDGE contacted gantry crane 85 at Busan New Port container terminal while proceeding to berth 7 with pilot on board and assisting tugs. Then she contacted berthed container ship SEASPAN GANGES, and moving on momentum further on, contacted cranes 81 and 84. Crane 85 collapsed, cranes 81 and 84 were derailed, crane 85 operator was slightly injured. SEASPAN GANGES left port shortly after accident, understood damages were slight or none.
So far at 0330 hrs Korea time MILANO BRIDGE is still not berthed probably because of crane debris on her stern.
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Published – Monday 6th April, 2020