Vessel strikes construction crane caused by engine failure

Vessel strikes

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.

Vessels’ engine failures can be caused by various factors, including mechanical issues, human error or even improper maintenance. Such underscores the importance of surveys and maintenance – essential to crew safety and optimum operation. For neglected vessels, it can cause severe environmental and monetary implications. Shipowners and charterers can look to Marine Online’s extensive network for marine services at competitive rates. Marine Online provides chartering services at 0% commission.

 

Source:
Maritime-Executive

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