Coast Guard Investigates Wilmington Accident

WILMINGTON, N.C. – The Coast Guard is investigating the collision between the ZHEN HUA 16, carrying four new cranes, and the dredge CHEROKEE, in the Port of Wilmington.

The incident occurred at about 5:15 p.m. Saturday as the ZHEN HUA 16, a 788 ft heavy lift vessel, was making final preparations to moor at the Port of Wilmington.

As it passed the dredge CHEROKEE, the crane arms and the dredge collided; the cranes and dredge both sustained some damage.

There were no reports of pollution or injuries.

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