Dramatic Video: OOCL Durban topples two cranes in Kaohsiung

Image: Taiwan Port Authority.

Docking accident caught on video as containership wipes out two gantry cranes.

The 8,540-teu OOCL Durban has been involved in an accident while going alongside at the Port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan at 11:30 local time.

The Nissen Kaiun-owned boxship misjudged its manoeuvre entering the port and came too close to a smaller Yang Ming boxship, which was alongside the dock.

It scraped the smaller vessel and knocked over two gantry cranes, which in turn toppled a number of container stacks.

One person was injured and two people were trapped in the wreckage. The trapped dockworkers were freed after 75 minutes and were not injured.

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