Posted on February 05, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis
A mobile crane crashed onto the cargo ship POWERJET in the afternoon of February the 4th.
The incident took place at Dwikora Port, Pontianak, located in western Kalimantan, Indonesia at approximately 16:15 LT.
The cargo ship was berthed at the dock at the time and was in the process of offloading a boiler for a nearby palm oil factory.
Reportedly, the crane collapse wasn’t weight related, but most probably the result of improper lashing of the boiler.
As a result, the boiler managed to get stuck on the ship, and when the crane attempted to pull it free, the boiler came loose, and the crane collapsed onto the dock.
Following the crane collapse, the boiler proceeded to fall into the space between the ship and the dock.
It took the better part of two hours to safely evacuate the 54-year old crane operator, who while uninjured, was stuck underneath the crane.
Local authorities confirm there were no injuries as a result of the crane collapse.