Splash has obtained an exclusive video of the remarkable moment a brand new giant gantry crane tumbled onto the quayside at DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali terminal in Dubai. Fortunately, no one died in the incident despite the massive crane falling onto trucks and scraping the side of a nearby building.
The accident happened last Thursday when the 11,356 teu CMA CGM Centaurus came into dock at Jebel Ali’s Terminal 1.
“While berthing, a CMA CGM container vessel collided with the harbour wall striking the leg of a quay crane causing it to fall,” DP World reported in an emailed statement sent to Splash today. A second crane was also shifted off its rails during the incident but remained upright and stable.
The incident resulted in one moderate and nine minor injuries, but no fatalities.
An investigation is currently underway to establish the cause of the incident.
The collapsed quay crane will be removed following all necessary safety procedures once the investigation has been completed, DP World stated. The second crane is under assessment for structural integrity and not in use until further notice.