Conveyor belt collapsed onto bulk carrier, Chile VIDEO

Ship loading conveyor belt collapsed while loading salt into bulk carrier LEONIDAS at Patillos Port, Chile, reportedly on May 16. One worker suffered minor injures. Port’s authorities said they’re discussing with conveyor operating company how to remove debris and free the ship in most safe and quick way. Understood ship’s damages aren’t yet fully assessed.
As of morning May 17, the ship may have been already freed from conveyor debris.
Bulk carrier LEONIDAS, IMO 9696474, dwt 63459, built 2017, flag Malta, manager LAVINIA CORP, Greece (EQUASIS).

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.