Ship Crashes Into Dock Destroying Cranes

March 23, 2024
Ship Crashes Into Dock – Destroys Cranes

Steering large container ships is not an easy task, as we saw when the Suez Canal was blocked for a month not too long ago, but this past week saw the master of a Yang Ming chartered vessel make a real hash of it in a Turkish port.

The 14,000 TEU vessel –YM Witness – crashed into the dock at the port of Evyap, near Istanbul, in the Gulf of Izmit, Turkey.

Workers ran for cover, and fortunately none were injured, as the vessel took out three of the four cranes at the DP World- operated terminal, which is now likely to be out of action for months following the ill judged manoeuvre.

While Yang Ming charter the ship  on the THE Alliance’s Asia-Mediterranean service, navigation and seamanship are understood to be the responsibility of the shipowner, not the carrier.

The Youtube footage below, captured the incident.

 

 

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