Wind Gust Proves Fatal

Tuesday, March 30, 2004
The New Zealand Maritime Safety Authority (MSA) issued a Media Release stating that its investigation into the accident that resulted in the death of a stevedore working on board the container vessel Pacific Quest revealed that the incident was the result of high and unexpected wind gusts that caused a container base to swing out of control. As a result of this incident, the maximum operating wind speed for container cranes at the Thorndon CentrePort have been decreased and additional wind speed indicators have been installed. (HK Law)

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