VIDEO of Saipem 7000 crane crash during tests. On the morning of April 14, off the coast of Amoyfjorden (Norway), an incident occurred on the vessel Saipem 7000. After having completed DP trials as per DNV testing program. Here is full video link on twitter.
Saipem 7000 was performing the planned five years main cranes load test under the attendance of the Classification Authority.Nobody was injured during the incident.Further to a preliminary assessment, it would appear that the main block wire broke during the test lifting.
operation and the testing load (two cargo barges) with the main block were released in the water. The two barges capsized following the incident.After an initial tilting caused by the load release, the unit promptly returned in a stable position and safe condition. A crane assessment is ongoing.
It came very close to fucking over its main crane boom. Lucky the ship swung back just before the boom was at its tipping point.