Port of Felixstowe closed due to wind

AN INVESTIGATION is due to take place following the collapse of two cranes at the Port of Felixstowe.The port is still closed because of high winds, which caused havoc across the county overnight.

AN INVESTIGATION is due to take place following the collapse of two cranes at the Port of Felixstowe.

The port is still closed because of high winds, which caused havoc across the county overnight.

One of the new ships to shore cranes crashed on top of an older crane at the Landguard port at about 1.30am today after the ship delivering them broke its moorings.

The Landguard port is sealed off while the parts of the crane are recovered and the Landguard viewing area has also been closed as a precaution. Trinity Terminal remains closed due to high winds.

Employees at the port are on hand to begin work again once it is declared safe enough.

Several containers were also brought down due to the wind, many of which are believed to be empty.

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Paul Davey, head of corporate affairs for the port, said: “Two cranes out of the 28 we have were affected so work will continue as soon as we can.”

The Port of Felixstowe is expected to be opened by this afternoon.