Phuc Khanh slammed into a construction crane in Vietnam after losing power
According to the Vietnam Expressway Development Investment Corporation (VEC), vessel Phuc Khanh’s power loss resulted in her grazing a barge before hitting a construction crane adjacent to a bridge pillar. The crane subsequently fell onto the Phuc Khanh’s deck, damaging some of her cargo. The 2004-built 672 teu vessel was subsequently towed to a terminal in the city to avoid navigation channel congestion.
$1.6 billion bridge project suffers $850,000 damage
The bridge-building project is jointly executed by Sumitomo Mitsui and Vietnamese partner Civil Engineering Construction Corporation. This bridge will be the longest highway in Southern Vietnam; enhancing connectivity between Ho Chi Minh City and Cai Mep Port. Commenced in 2015, the project is said to be delayed due to the contractors’ financial difficulties.
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