Heavy-lift crane collapsed on an offshore wind farms construction vessel ORION I on May 2 in Rostock, Germany. Vessel was planned to work on Moray East Offshore Wind Farm in Scotland waters, she was to begin works in some two weeks, after load tests run in Rostock. Crane collapsed, the ship reportedly was seriously damages, several people sustained slight injures. ORION I was built in China, but crane was installed in Rostock, it was built by Liebherr, so it’s not known yet what caused collapse, ship’s faults including crane basement, or crane itself, or maybe something went wrong during tests.
Offshore wind farms crane vessel ORION I, IMO 9825453, dwt 60575, built 2019 (COSCO Shipping Qidong Offshore Co., Ltd., China), operator Deme Offshore.