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Collapsed crane removed from Evergreen boxship

A crane that collapsed on an Evergreen boxship at the port of Vancouver has now been removed and the vessel will depart from Canada tomorrow morning.

The ship, Ever Summit, will complete its discharge of boxes today.

The vessel made contact with the crane early in the morning of January 28. Remarkably no one was injured in the ensuing accident, which saw the crane become draped over the Taiwanese boxship, slowing operations at the port for the past week.

A pair of floating cranes were brought in to move the smashed crane.

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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