Incident Video: APL Containership Collapses Crane at Port of Antwerp

Mike Schuler
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December 9, 2019

A screenshot from video showing the moment the ship-to-shore container

A giant ship-to-shore container crane at the Port of Antwerp collapsed Monday after it was struck by a containership in heavy weather.

The accident took place Monday afternoon shortly after the APL Mexico City had berthed. According to reports, high wind caused the ship to break free from its moorings and drift into the crane.

Video posted online shows the moment the crane collapsed with the APL Mexico City in the vicinity.

The incident took place at the DP World’s Antwerp Gateway terminal, one of the major container terminals in the Port of Antwerp located on the left bank of the river Scheldt.

No injuries have been reported.

According to AIS data, the APL Mexico City had just arrived from Hamburg when the incident occurred.

Built in 2014, the 328-meter-long APL Mexico City is registered in Singapore.

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