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Stena Ferry Knocks over Container Loading Crane in Gdynia, Serious Injuries Reported

Rob Almeida
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May 18, 2012

Three port employees have been injured following an accident in the Port of Gdynia, following a collision between the Swedish ferry, Stena Spirit, and an arm of a container loading crane yesterday.

Two of the injured persons have reportedly sustained severe injuries according to a statement from the Baltic Container Terminal.

According to a quote by Jesper Waltersson, Communcations Manager at Stena Line, obtained by Swedish newspaper, The Local, “She rammed the stern into the leg of the container crane that collapsed.”

Considering the height of the Stena Spirit, in relation to the height of the container loading/unloading arms that stretch out over the port, the danger of allision is significant.

The Stena Spirit has since departed Gdynia and the investigation into the matter continues.

The following shows the aftermath of this disaster:

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stena spirit gydnia bct crane accident

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