US training ship collided with crane in Barbados

Training ship GOLDEN BEAR with 270 students contacted pier crane while berthing at Bridgetown, Barbados, in the morning May 21. Ship’s mast reportedly collapsed, no injures, as of 0400 UTC May 23 the ship already left Bridgetown, sailing towards her next port of call Lisboa Portugal. GOLDEN BEAR is on a 2-month training voyage, accident didn’t break training schedule. Pilot was on board during berthing. No details about mast – was it upper deck mast, or foremast, and what are the damages.
Training ship GOLDEN BEAR, IMO 8834407, GT 12517, built 1989, flag USA, owner California Maritime Academy.



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