Ship sends huge crane crashing after collision in Taiwanese port
By Press Association 2021
A large freighter struck a large overhead crane in a Taiwanese port, sending it crashing into another crane and then a pile of shipping containers.
A port worker was sent to hospital with a cut to his arm.
The 86,000-ton vessel, which is owned by Orient Overseas (International), a Hong Kong shipping company, was preparing to dock at a port in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, when it struck the crane, the company said. port management company.
The crash site has been cordoned off, state-owned Taiwan International Ports Corp said in a statement.
The crane fell slowly at first, then quickly, hitting a nearby crane and then a stack of shipping containers which collapsed to the ground.
Workers quickly fled the area in videos widely posted on social media.