Newbuild giant YM WIND victim to MERANTI
A newbuild YM WIND broke off her moorings at CSBC Corp. Shipbuilding Yard and drifted across the bay, landing at Sixth Container Center operated by Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. Giant vessel contacted two gantry cranes, crushing them down. Vessel was put under control by several tugs. 153,500 ton YM WIND of 14,000 TEU capacity is to be delivered to 10-year charterer, Canadian Seaspan, in March-April next year, probably delivery will be postponed. Vessel is insured, scale of damages unknown, but definitely there were no major damages. Container terminal said to suffer serious damages, which will hamper scheduled cargo operations.
On photos YM WIND at Container Terminal. One photo by SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images.