Oops… Ro-pax hits quay crane, knocks it over, causes fire

“Ro-pax vessel Excellent (IMO 9143441) caused a fire at the Port of Barcelona after it allided with a wharf, knocking a gantry crane over, causing a blaze.

Media reports have indicated there were no injuries, and the blaze began when the crane fell on containers with hazardous goods.

Excellent is an Italian-flagged passenger vessel that was heading to Tangier, according to media reports, and “bad weather” was pointed to as a possible cause of the incident.

AIS data from MarineTraffic website shows the vessel currently underway en route to Genoa.”

Article Credit of The Daily Cargo News – November 1 2018

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