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Boxship takes out crane at Keelung Port

Handysize containership  Hansa Meersburg crashed into a crane while berthing at Taiwan’s Keelung Port on Monday night.

The crane collapsed after the collision and damaged over 50 containers onboard the 1,740 teu ship. The ship hull and part of the wharf were also damaged.

A port worker suffered minor injuries in the incident and has been sent to hospital for treatment.

The Hansa Meersburg is owned by German owner Leonhardt and Blumberg and operated by Taiwanese company Cheng Lie Navigation.

The port authority has started investigations into the incident and the vessel has been banned from leaving the port until the damage assessment is complete.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.


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