Crane collapses at Falmouth Docks

A crane collapsed at Falmouth Docks in Cornwall in the southwest of the UK this morning. A ship under repair in the yard’s drydock is understood to have sustained damage however there are no reports of any workers being injured.

The accident happened at 0900 hrs this morning with what one Twitter user described as an “enormous bang”. An exclusion zone has been put in place and a number of properties have been evacuated.

The giant crane which has been a feature of the local skyline for the past half century was being dismantled when the accident happened.

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.


  1. It is a big lie.The crane was not în proces of dismantling.yesterday it was used full time.

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