“X-Press Suez” knocked down a gantry crane in Chittagong

On June 25, 2017, the “X-Press Suez” knocked down one of the two gantry cranes of the Chittagong Container Terminal (CCT). The ship allided with two of on the whole four container gantry cranes in the port while berthing at the terminal in the afternoon, having just arrived from Colombo. The accident led to the collapse of the cranes which fell backwards and collapsed, damaging the vessel as well. The vessel was detained at the port for investigations after the allision. It was carrying about 800 containers with mostly raw materials for local garment industries and was being guided by two CPA pilots from the outer anchorage. The cargo was to be unloaded with the two remaining gantry cranes. The accident was expected to cause delays in berthing of vessels at the port. It was unsure whether the cranes, even after their necessary repair, would be available for use in the next three months. The two gantry cranes were totally damaged, and shipping circles feared it would impact the productivity level of the port to a large extent. There were no injuries and casualties.

Cargo ship X-Press Suez (IMO 9159658) knocked down one of the two gantry cranes of the Chittagong Container Terminal (CCT), India, on the afternoon of June 25th while berthing. The ship allided with two of the four container gantry cranes in the port, having just arrived from Colombo. The cranes fell backwards and collapsed, also causing damage to X-Press Suez. The vessel was detained at the port after the incident. It was carrying about 800 containers with mostly raw materials for local garment industries and was being guided by two CPA pilots from the outer anchorage. The cargo was to be unloaded with the two remaining gantry cranes. The accident was expected to cause delays in berthing of vessels at the port. The damaged cranes could be out of commission for some time, significantly reducing the efficiency of the port .No injuries were reported. 1998-built, 22.039 gt, Egyptflagged X-Press Suez is owned and managed by X-Press Feeders Egypt For SHPG of Alexandria, Egypt. ISM Manager is ASP Ship Management India PVT of Mumbai. According to Equasis, the vessel is entered with Skuld.

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