An LTS-3000 heavylift ship crane dropped an offshore jacket in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Mumbai, India on Sunday March 8th, leaving two people injured. One of them suffered a broken a leg, while the other’s injury was not specified. Both were airlifted to hospital.
The incident, which was captured on video, occurred on a vessel jointly owned by Sapura Energy and L&T which is working for India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corporation- ONCG – Cluster 8 offshore development west of Mumbai.
The crane is apparently a 3,000 ton (2,721 tonne) PC-42 HVY crane, with 82 metre boom, capable of handling its maximum capacity at 27 metres radius. Reports suggest a failure in the boom hoist rope or winch, which allowed the boom to drop with the load on the hook.
The jacket has remained buoyant and has been towed to wards a yard in the Mumbai area for salvage. The ship is expected to follow.
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