8 Jan. 2018
Due to extreme storm winds, a large gantry crane across the Dry-dock of Damen Shipyard Schiedam, was blown over.
Fortunately nobody was injured in the accident. It happened between 03:00 and 03:45 hrs in the early morning of the 3rd of January 2018. Witnesses said, it was blowing extremely hard causing the crane to fall over, despite the fact is was properly secured and put on the brakes for the expected storm.
It seems a locally developed Tornado (whirlwind) was so extreme, that the large gantry crane, which has been a significant landmark in Schiedam for the past decades could not withstand the forces of nature and fell over. One of the legs fell in the Drydock.
See my earlier post HERE
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