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GCT Vanterm

oopsEarly in the morning of January 28, 2019 the M/V Ever Summit was involved in an incident while making her berthing approach at Global Container Terminals Vanterm dock. The vessel made incidental contact with one of the shore side gantry cranes causing the crane to collapse and come to rest on top of the M/V Ever Summit. The Port of Vancouver was quick to mandate a 500-meter exclusion zone around the vessel following the incident in order to minimize vessel traffic and to create vacancy for two floating cranes to be brought in to assist with the repairs.

While there were minimal effects on the rest of the Port, Alliance Grain Terminal has had to keep the East berth empty since the incident in order to comply with the exclusion zone (which has since been reduced to 100-meters). The terminal is expecting the East berth to reopen on February 5th assuming the work by the two floating cranes is completed on schedule.