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Bad day for EMD - GT46 dropped

Postby Tadman » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:34 pm

Just saw this video - a new export locomotive was dropped by the crane unloading the ship. Whoops.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... vyIrsZ7Zhs
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Re: Bad day for EMD - GT46 dropped

Postby sd80mac » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:04 am

is this another dropped one or the same one from few years ago??
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Re: Bad day for EMD - GT46 dropped

Postby Tadman » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:18 am

New one - those units just shipped out of Muncie last week.
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Re: Bad day for EMD - GT46 dropped

Postby sd80mac » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:24 am

Tadman wrote:New one - those units just shipped out of Muncie last week.


oh wait a min... previous one was GE... now EMD... don't they know "History dont repeat"??? they didn't even learn from someone else's mistake??
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Re: Bad day for EMD - GT46 dropped

Postby Tadman » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:05 am

I'm in the crane industry. You'd be amazed how often this happens. Locomotives, steel coils, turbine rotors, you name it. The unfortunate thing is there's a man underneath sometimes.

The sad thing is that, many times, if the crane had been properly inspected (including the wire rope), and the operator properly trained, the drop wouldn't have happened. Cranes are just as dangerous as trains, and yet, people just start picking things up with no training all the time.
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Re: Bad day for EMD - GT46 dropped

Postby ACeInTheHole » Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:50 pm

If that had dropped on the boat.. It would have sunk the boat too most likely, no way the ships floors were designed to take 200 tons on the move like that. they got lucky that the strap held on long enough to clear the boat.
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Re: Bad day for EMD - GT46 dropped

Postby DutchRailnut » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:57 pm

stick to trains Beanbag the hold on ship has double bottom with bottom tanks, it would not have sunk the Ship (a boat is what you save your ass on if ship goes down)
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Re: Bad day for EMD - GT46 dropped

Postby pjw1967 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 3:49 pm

From shipping trade pub June 16....
Spliethoff Transport is suing a US terminal operator and an equipment operator after a locomotive being offloaded from a vessel dropped onto a dock in Gabon.
The Dutch headquartered multi-purpose (MPP) vessel operator filed the lawsuit in the US federal court in Norfolk, Virginia, after facing a $2.85m arbitration claim from customer Electro-Motive Diesel (EMD) over damage to the locomotive.
The shipowner alleges that Ceres Marine Terminals sold it four “endless twin path slings” to lift the locomotives on and off the ship. They were manufactured by J Henry Holland, which is also a defendant in the lawsuit.
According to legal papers, the purchase took place while the 18,100-dwt heavy-lift MPP Danzigergracht (built 2009) was at Norfolk in September 2012 to load a cargo of railroad locomotives.
One or more of the slings broke while one of the locomotives was being removed from the ship at the destination in Gabon “in spite of due diligence efforts made by the crew of the vessel and the offloading stevedores to eliminate or minimise the risk of using the slings during the lifting process”, the company claims in the lawsuit filed by Blank Rome lawyer Adrien Pickard.
The locomotive, which was being EMD, was severely damaged.
Spliethoff is aiming to force Ceres and J Henry Holland to indemnify the shipowner if it loses the London arbitration.
The defendants could not be immediately reached for comment on this story.
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