Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Transportation Safety Board Involved in Probe of Crane Collapsing on Ship

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Transportation Safety Board Involved in Probe of Crane Collapsing on Ship

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Safety board to look into crane collapse on ship

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VANCOUVER - The Transportation Safety Board is deploying a team of investigators to the Port of Vancouver following the collapse of a large crane onto a loaded container vessel.

A statement from the safety board says the ship, the Ever Summit, struck a gantry crane while berthing and both the vessel and crane sustained damage.

The independent agency is tasked with advancing transportation safety and says it does not assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

A spokeswoman for Global Container Terminals Vanterm says the ship was coming in to berth early Monday when it made contact with a ship-to-shore crane used to load containers onto ships, shutting down operations at one dock of the busy port.

Footage of the scene shows the boom of the crane draped across the vessel along with several crushed containers stacked at the ship's stern. …

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