Thursday , 27 July 2017
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Vessel collides with harbour wall at Jebel Ali

A container vessel has collided with the harbour wall at Jebel Ali Port, Terminal 1, striking the leg of a quay crane and causing it to fall.

A second crane was also shifted off its rails during the incident but remained upright and stable.

The incident resulted in one moderate and nine minor injuries, but no fatalities. A man with the moderate injury, a fractured arm and leg, was taken to hospital and is currently in a stable condition, noted a statement from DP World.

Medical treatment for all minor injuries was received at the DP World Medical Clinic at the terminal.

According to the terminal operator, terminal safety teams responded immediately to the incident and head office global teams joined them on site within five minutes.

Working with external emergency response teams, the area was evacuated and an exclusion zone created.

Safety drones were also deployed to survey the area, locate anyone in need of medical assistance and to ensure the safety of the responding crews.

An investigation is currently underway to establish the cause of the incident.  The collapsed quay crane will be removed following all necessary safety procedures once the investigation has been completed.

The second crane is under assessment for structural integrity and not in use until further notice.