Investigations continue into last Thursday’s dramatic crane crash at DP World’s flagship Jebel Ali terminal. A spokesperson for CMA CGM, the French containerline involved in the dramatic incident that saw one crane obliterated and another knocked out of position, has provided Splash with details of the accident.
On May 4, the 11,356 teu CMA CGM Centaurus came into contact with the quay wall in Jebel Ali during manoeuvers, while being assisted by a pilot and two tugboats, causing one gantry crane on the port to collapse in spectacular fashion. Fortunately no one was killed with just 10 minor injuries reported.
A spokesperson for CMA CGM told Splash that no crew on its ship were injured in the incident. The ship did suffer unspecified damages and beyond the crane collapse, the quayside also suffered damage. No pollution was reported and after four days the ship was patched up and left for Qatar. It has since headed to Saudi Arabia.
“The company is cooperating with the local authorities, and all relevant stakeholders have been informed,” the spokesperson added.