The crane at Stavanger tilts in lifting operation – major material damage

The tow ship Saipeim 7000, which is one of the largest crane vessels in the world, capsized after an accident in the møyfjord outside Stavanger.

At 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, there were reports of a possible explosion on board after a loud bang was heard.

– We heard crazy explosions out there, like giant thunder and flashing lightning, witness Ommund Vareberg told VG.

No one was injured in the crash, police said.

Main material damage

The accident occurred in connection with the surgical removal. The crane lost cargo causing the steel wire to break, Owe Frøyland informed the main rescue center to Stavanger Aftenblad.

A barge adjacent to the ship is now floating upside down in the water. Police reported major material damage to the ship.

The ship no longer has a list, but many resources are on standby, writes the main rescue center Indonesia at 12 o’clock.

No one got hurt

It said there were 275 people on board, but no injuries were reported. A search was carried out underwater with the help of divers, and by 11 o’clock everyone had been found.

The Saipem 7000 is one of the largest ship cranes in the world. The vessel can lift up to 14,000 tonnes and lay cables at a depth of 2,000 meters, and is used, among other things, to lift oil platforms in place, Aftebladet wrote.

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