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« on: July 03, 2017, 08:34:36 pm »

https://felixstowedocker.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/sts-crane-of-demolition-obrien.html

Yet another STS Crane demolished at Felixstowe. The crane next to this one is due to be brought down very soon. A sign of the times of the ULCV ships taking over the main routes
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2017, 01:04:11 am »

Hi johnny,

Thanks a lot can you elaborate what is causing the crane to collapse, no explosion nor pulling cable visible on the video.

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2017, 02:24:34 am »

Hi

There is a pulling cable at the rear of the crane which is faintly visible in the video but much clearer in the still pictures. Some parts of the crane were probably removed or modified to help the collapsing remaining under control.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2017, 06:17:18 am »

There's a reasonably clear view of other parts of the procedure in this archive video:

http://youtu.be/5mX7KfHgGfE
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2017, 08:00:21 am »

Hi rgr004

There are cables attatched to strategic points. The reinforcing struts on the crane are cut a certain points, then a combination of IMV's & JCB's pull the crane down from the rear.

Take a look at the chrisg46 vid - as you can see it better and makes more sense.
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2017, 10:38:33 pm »

Hi all,

Many thanks for your feed-back, crystal clear now.

Regards from Kingston (Jamaica).

Roland

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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 04:56:26 pm »

https://felixstowedocker.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/yet-another-successful-controlled.html

Next crane has come down. Got the boom to come down on this one
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