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10 injured at Jebel Ali Port as ship hits crane causing it to fall

DUBAI // Ten people were injured when a ship hit a crane at Jebel Ali Port in Dubai.

Port operator DP World said a CMA CGM container vessel was attempting to berth at Terminal 1 when it collided with the harbour wall “striking the leg of a quay crane causing it to fall”.

It added that a second crane was shifted off its rails during the incident on Thursday but remained upright and stable.

Nine of the injuries were considered “minor”, while the man who suffered “moderate” injuries was treated for a fractured arm and leg and is in a stable condition.

“DP World’s terminal safety teams responded immediately to the incident and head office global safety teams joined them on site within five minutes,” said DP World in a statement.

“Working with external emergency response teams, the area was evacuated and an exclusion zone created. Safety drones were also deployed to survey the area, locate anyone in need of medical assistance and to ensure the safety of the responding crews.”

An investigation is now under way, the company said.

The collapsed quay crane will be removed once the investigation has been completed, while the second crane is under assessment for structural integrity and is not in use until further notice.

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