Coast Guard Investigates Wilmington Crane Incident

Monday, February 05, 2007
The Coast Guard is investigating the collision between the Zhen Hua 16, carrying four new cranes, and the dredge Cherokee, in the Port of Wilmington. The incident occurred at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday as the Zhen Hua 16, a 788-ft. heavy lift vessel, was making final preparations to moor at the Port of Wilmington. As it passed the dredge Cherokee, the crane arms and the dredge collided; the cranes and dredge both sustained some damage. There were no reports of pollution or injuries.

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