3,800-ton crane of Chinese offshore construction vessel collapsed, South China sea

The boom of 3,800-ton crane of Chinese offshore construction crane vessel collapsed last week during wind farm installation works off Lufeng, Guangdong Province, South China sea, east of Hong Kong. No injures reported. Crane seems to sustain serious damages. boom crash was reportedly, caused by faulty hoisting brake. Vessel was deployed in Guangdong Shanwei Houhu offshore wind farm construction project, installing monopile at the moment of an accident.
Crane vessel YUHANGQIZHONG58, MMSI 412365360, length 145 meters, lifting capacity 3,800 tons, working radius 165 meters, flag China, operator Huadian Heavy Industries.



My name is Mikhail Voytenko, I’m Russian, professional merchant marine navigator, by education and former experience. I own and run Maritime Bulletin website for more than 10 years. I've been involved in solving a number of piracy hijack cases, including the hijack of ro-ro FAINA, loaded with tanks. It was me who made public, and unravel, freighter ARCTIC SEA mystery. I've been also closely involved in a number of maritime disaster, one of them being MSC FLAMINIA major fire.