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Crane collapses on bulker at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, one dead

A crane collapse incident took place at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding’s Yangzi Xinfu yard this morning.

According to local reports, the crane fell onto a bulk carrier under construction at the yard and caused damages to the front starboard side of the vessel.

Yangzijiang Shipbuilding said in an announcement that the accident was caused by overweight lifting operations.

Two workers onboard the vessel were injured in the incident, one of them died after being sent to the hospital while the condition of the other worker has been stabilised.

Authorities have started investigations into the incident.

VesselsValue data shows there are only three 180,000 dwt capesize bulkers under construction at Yangzi Xinfu. All are being built for Japanese owner Orient Marine, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co.



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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