Caught on Camera: Pier Collapses in Maine

Last night some security camera captured video of a pier collapsing in Eastport, Maine. The U.S. Coast Guard says it was notified at approximately 2:20 a.m. Thursday morning that the end of the Eastport breakwall had collapsed into the water. Several boats were damaged in the incident, including a 77-foot schooner named Ada C. Lore whose caretaker sustained a leg injury. The … [Read more...]

Jumbo Crane Collapse – Incident Photo Of The Week

Our good friend Captian Koos sent us this photo of the May 30th 2008 Jumbo Crane Collapse at the Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding in Pudong China. Lloyds List Reports: Sources said columns on the cranes buckled and collapsed at about 0025 hours on today. Two security guards were injured, one critically, and both were taken to a local hospital. While the accident prompted … [Read more...]

The Century’s Most Devastating Bridge Collapses

Hot on the heels of our featured stories "5 Most Ambitious Bridge Designs of Today" and "Windoc Incident - Story Behind YouTube's Most Chilling Video" our digg friend msaleem points us to this post titled. "Most Horrific Bridge Collapses of Past 100 Years" The article contains many pictures and can be found HERE. This article, is just one of thousands of interesting … [Read more...]

Incident Photo of The Week – JAXPORT Crane Collapse

UPDATE: A while back we post this incident photo of two large gantry cranes collasping under strong winds at Jaxport.  Well Thanks to Fred Frey in this Maritime Monday and for pointing us towards video of this incident, which is now circulating the web.  I think TugboatLife nailed it by saying "looks like a starwars scene."  Let's take a … [Read more...]