Crane collapsed while loading container on auxiliary Navy ship, Cartagena

Mobile crane collapsed while loading container with baric chamber of Navy Diving Center, on board of auxiliary Navy ship A 52, docked at Cartagena, Spain, on Oct 2. Chamber is to be used during oncoming FLOTEX-19 military exercise, to take place in Gulf of Cadiz. Container fell on ship’s stern deck, inflicting some damages, said to be slight. One person was slightly injured.
Auxiliary Navy ship LAS PALMAS (NATO WARSHIP A52), IMO 7507772, dwt 791, built 1978, flag Spain.



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