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Near-miss: supply vessel pulls platform crane overboard

The Marine Safety Forum (MSF) has published Safety Flash 12-08 regarding an incident in which a platform crane was destroyed. During ‘routine’ hoisting activities on board discharging of a 20 feet basket from a supply vessel, the basket turned round when the crane started lifting it, and hooked inside an escape opening in the rail. The supply boat moved down on the swell at the same time as the crane lifted, and the crane was pulled overboard. There were no injuries.

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