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Japanese mega boxship slams into cranes at Busan New Port

Yet another gantry crane has been pulverised by a poorly berthed mega boxship. The Japanese controlled 13,900 teu Milano Bridge, part of the Ocean Network Express (ONE) fleet, smashed into the quayside at Busan New Port on Monday, bringing down a crane onto the back end of the boxship in the process.

Dramatic footage sent to Splash shows the incident, which also sees the vessel come into contact with 10,000 teu boxship Seaspan Ganges.

As well as bringing down crane 85, at least two other cranes sustained damage however no injuries were reported.

Over the past few years, terminals at Jebel Ali, Karachi, Santos, Semarang, Antwerp and Haiphong have suffered from vessels pranging into cranes.

According to VesselsValue, Milano Bridge is owned by Doun Kisen and is on charter to ONE.


Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.


  1. The eye witnesses said it was an engine failure. When command was given to stop engine, the officer on watch tried to stop the engine but it failed.

    1. looks like trying to avoid the pier. definitely something wrong with engine control.

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