Shipping Container Collapse – UK

Crushed Shipping Container

UK – report on shipping container collapse – The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) issued the report of its investigation of the collapse of shipping containers on a container ship in the Baltic Sea on 26 February 2007. The investigation revealed what appears to be a systemic problem with the rapid loading of containers, allowing minimal time for the ship’s officers to determine whether the loading is being done in accordance with the load plan and to calculate the effect of the loading on ship stability, among other factors. The report recommends development of a best practice safety code and other industry-wide changes. Report No. 21/2007 (9/13/07). – Dennis Bryant Holland & Knight homepage

Fred Fry has the full story with photos as well as his collection of the best stories of the week at his blog:

Fred Fry’s Maritime Monday