Suddenly what would have been a difficult situation, the shipyard workers at the famous Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard, located in St. Nazaire, in France, survived only partially.
Known for building some of the world’s largest ships, the shipyard witnessed a shocking incident when a large crane collapsed, highlighting the inherent dangers associated with shipbuilding.
Close Call at Chantiers de l’Atlantique
Workers at the world-renowned Chantiers de Atlantiqu in St. Nazaire, France, narrowly escaped disaster this week.
An incident occurred on Wednesday, June 7, when one of the two glass-making machines fell off the main floor and fell about 80 meters to the ground.
The crash happened at around 6:45 pm, which caused a surprising amount of noise, according to the French website. 20 minutes.
Today, ships are mainly built by combining several large pieces of steel, which are then heated and welded together. The red and white gantry crane, a landmark in the shipyard on the banks of the Loire River, is responsible for lifting large blocks of ships under construction.
Chantiers de l’Atlantique confirmed the incident, saying that the reason for the cancellation “is not known at this time.” An internal investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the accident.
Meanwhile, the largest crane has been secured, and work continues on the second-tall gantry with the shipbuilders.
The accident that happened on Wednesday could have serious consequences. However, by luck—most of the work had already been completed that day—the workers at Chantiers de l’Atlantique escaped unscathed. Shipbuilding resumed.
As the shipyard moves forward with its research, it becomes a reminder of the risks involved in building ships that are associated with pleasure and vacation. It also reminds us of what happened in 2019 in the Bahamas.
In 2019 a construction crane fell on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seasresulting in eight casualties and extensive damage to the Oasis-class submarine dry dock at Freeport Grand Bahamas a shipyard.
Fortunately, none of the injured were in danger, and no passengers were on board. Royal Caribbean International was forced to cancel three cruises due to the damage.
A ship whose crane was working in St. Nazaire at the time of the accident is unknown at this time.
Current and Future Projects
Chantiers de l’Atlantique, a well-known pillar in the shipbuilding industry, is currently involved in several construction projects involving the largest ships in the world.
The shipyard is in production Ocean Utopia of Royal Caribbean International, which will be launched in 2024, will be the sixth ship in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis Class and one of the largest ships in the world, weighing 231,000 tons.
Other ships under construction included Irma for the Ritz Carlton Yacht Collection and MSC World America for MSC Cruises, both are due to launch in 2024.
Additionally, future projects include a fifth yet unnamed Edge-Class cruise ship for Celebrity Cruises and LuminaraThe third Ritz-Carlton superyacht is expected to be delivered in 2025.
The shipyard is also planning to build a third and unnamed World-Class cruise ship for MSC Cruises, which is expected to be completed in 2027.
Last week, the sailors presented the Meraviglia Plus group MSC Euribia for MSC Cruises, which did it first zero-emission journey between St. Nazaire and Copenhagen, Denmark.