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Six injured as poorly loaded cargo tilts ship onto berth

Six men were injured yesterday when a Vietnamese general cargo ship tilted to starboard while being loaded at Visakhapatnam Port in India.

A crane operator has been blamed for his incorrect loading of the Hai Duong 09 with iron billets.
26 men were in the cargo hold when the incident took place. The vessel began only stopped tilting when it touched the berth.

Visakhapatnam Port chairman MT Krishnababu said the ship would be unloaded and the ship should stabilise on its own.

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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