Offshore Crane Lift Goes Bad

Sometimes deck operations offshore don’t go as planned, which is why DP operators make a conscious effort to ensure that the sea floor below the ship is clear of infrastructure before conducting ship-to-ship transfers.

Here’s a recently uploaded video of a crane lift gone awry off Brazil.

For those of you who have have training in offshore rigging, this next video may look familiar:

In that case, the load was not secured properly and was possibly too heavy for the loading basket, or the shackles may have been twisted causing them to fail or unbalance the load.