The boom of a 3,800-ton crane of the Chinese offshore construction crane vessel Yuhang 58 collapsed last week during wind farm installation works off Lufeng, Guangdong Province, South China Sea, east of Hong Kong.
No injuries were reported. The crane seems to sustain serious damages. The boom crash was reportedly, caused by faulty hoisting brake. The crane vessel was installing a monopile for the Guangdong Shanwei Houhu offshore wind farm at the moment of the accident.
The Yuhang 58, having a lifting capacity of 3,800-tonnes and maximum working radius of 165 metres, is owned by Jiangsu Yuhang Offshore Engineering, based in Jiangyin City.
The Guangdong Shanwei Houhu offshore wind farm is located 21 kilometres offshore Lufeng City in water depths of 23 to 27 metres. The 500 MW wind farm consists of 91 wind turbines.