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Photographer:eckhard uhrbrock [View profile]Title:Atlantic SeaAdded:Oct 07, 2017
Captured:October 06, 2017IMO:9670597Hits:2,533
Location:Hamburg, Germany
Photo Category: Casualties
Hamburg 2017.10.6
at the storm xayier, it blew the blohm & voss shipyard crane. and as it looks, the atlantic sea has something to do with it, in the photo you can see the ropes of the crane lying on the deck of the atlantic sea.
Vessel Identification
Name:Hudong Zhonghua H1697a
Technical Data
Vessel type:Ro-ro/container Carrier
Gross tonnage:81,600 tons
Summer DWT:45,000 tons
Length:296 m
Beam:38 m
Draught:9 m

Additional Information
Status:In Build
Class society:Registro Italiano Navale
AIS Information
Last known position:
44°24’53.23” N, 63°19’25.13” W
Speed, course (heading):
18.3kts, 104° (103°)
Location:Ca Hal
Arrival:18th Aug 2018
08:00:10 UTC
Last update:
2 days 11 hours ago
Source:AIS (AirNav ShipTrax)

Port history
2018 August 18th, 08:00:10 UTCCa Hal
2018 August 15th, 06:00:35 UTCShift To Seagirt
2018 August 14th, 15:00:51 UTCUs Bal
2018 August 13th, 16:00:53 UTCUs Pmt
2018 August 11th, 11:00:05 UTCShifting Apm_
2018 August 10th, 06:50:57 UTCUs Ewr
2018 August 5th, 22:00:06 UTCCa Hal
2018 July 29th, 08:30:08 UTCGb Liv
2018 July 26th, 02:00:28 UTCAntwerp
2018 July 23rd, 08:30:05 UTCHamburg
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Photo Comments (7)

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volker1948 on Oct 10, 2017 09:24 (10 months ago)
You are right,Henning!!
Henning Brauwers on Oct 10, 2017 08:14 (10 months ago)
The report in german confirmed that the crane collapsed due to the wind and when falling down he missed the vessel and a nearby building
lappino on Oct 10, 2017 07:26 (10 months ago)
The ship looks brutal from this angle (and not that she looks much more elegant from the other angles, too...) :)

Thanks for sharing!


Timsen on Oct 10, 2017 07:13 (10 months ago)
The ship knocked down the crane..
Emmanuel.L on Oct 07, 2017 23:10 (10 months ago)
The only casualty seems to be the dockyard crane and not the ship, doesn't seem that the ship was damaged as the crane toppled over on the quay.
jadran on Oct 07, 2017 21:07 (10 months ago)
Comes to my mind, from 35 years experience of working at a shiprepair yard, that when strong winds are blowing the shore cranes are stopped, and operating with the cranes is suspended (the crane driver must leave the crane cabin!) and moreover, the crane is set in a secure and stand-by position (at the shiprepair yard where I worked the maximum permitted force of the wind allowing cranes' operations was 45 km/hour, cca 25 knots), therefore, and presumably, the ill-fated crane seen on this photograph "was not working over the ship" when it was overturned/blown over by the force of the storm xayier...
Eventual, however very seldom, event of overturning of a shore crane is subject to indeed very severe weather conditions (extreme wind force) and therefore is considered as a case of "force majoure".

PS: The hoses that can be seen on this photograph (at Full Screen>Original Size) hanging overboard the ship are the energetic supply hoses (e.g. compressed air) necessary for the repair works that are carried out on board the vessel at the shiprepair yard/shipyard (provision of these supplies on board the ship is called generally by the shipyards "General services").
Those hoses are, in any case, not to be understood as "crane wire ropes".
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