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Recovery teams call "the beast" to help lift the collapsed building at Vancouver Harbor



A large crane boom that collapsed on a loaded container ship at Vancouver Port will require two huge floating cranes to remove it from where it left on Monday.

The floating crane, known as "The Beast", with a capacity of 900 tons (816 tons) was brought on Monday and a 600 ton (544 ton) power crane arrived on Tuesday, said Louanne Wong, director of communication with Global Container Terminals Vanterm.

Monday Monday, the container ship Ever Summit hit the portal building while it was mooring, and both the ship and the crane were damaged, according to the Transport Safety Authority investigating the incident.

The tug helps to hold a container ship after the crane collapses at the Vanterm facility. (Darryl Dyck / Canadian Press)

The crane collapsed across the ship's containers. Wong says the Global Container Terminals Vanterm has confirmed that none of the damaged containers have dangerous goods.

She says that engineering and maintenance teams have worked with external engineering contractors to get an idea of ​​the incident and activate a recovery plan.

Vessel operations at the Vanterm terminal are still on hold, but Wong says there are gates for rail and lorries.


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