Maersk Weymouth returns for crane jib

06 Jul 2016
‘Maersk Weymouth’ was seriously damaged when its forward deck crane boom collapsed

‘Maersk Weymouth’ was seriously damaged when its forward deck crane boom collapsed

‘Maersk Weymouth’ has returned to Falmouth to pick up the crane jib which had been lying on the quayside at Duchy Wharf following the collapse of its forward deck crane boom a year ago.

The vessel arrived light ship from Manzanillo, Panama and was assisted to its berth by the Falmouth harbour tugs.

Back in May 2015, the Hong Kong-flagged 1805 teu geared container vessel, owned and managed by Univan Ship Management of Hong Kong, sustained damage following the collapse of its forward deck crane boom in the Celtic Sea 180 miles southwest of Lands End, UK.

The vessel, delivered in 2009 from China Shipbuilding in Keelung, Taiwan, was in ballast from Rotterdam to Central America when the forward one of its two cranes collapsed and was left hanging over the starboard side of the ship.

The vessel was diverted back to Falmouth where the detached boom was lifted off the deck and temporary repairs were carried out before the ship continued its voyage to Puerto Limon, Costa Rica.

The jib was removed by the heavy lift barge BD6074, operated by the locally based firm KML, while the ship was anchored in Carrick Roads.

Maersk Weymouth had been operating along the eastern seaboard of the USA and central American ports on the ACX American Caribbean Express. It had previously been deployed on the West Africa service and Mediterranean-Northern Europe routes.

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