A RM21 million quay crane that was damaged in yesterday's morning incident at Bintulu port.

A RM21 million quay crane that was damaged in yesterday's morning incident at Bintulu port.(Photo: UDN / Voon Siang Pin)

A mishap at Bintulu Port yesterday had not affected the overall operations of the port according to Bintulu Port Holdings Bhd (BPHB) chief executive officer Mior Ahmad Baiti Mior Lub Ahmad.

“It was still early to ascertain losses as result of the accident. The crane was still under the responsibility of the supplier and we still can’t ascertain how much it going to cost us,” Mior said when contacted via phone on Friday.

The crane as view from a distance (Photo: UDN / Voon Siang Pin)

The crane as view from a distance (Photo: UDN / Voon Siang Pin)

“In the long run it’s definitely going to cost the port certain losses, as result of delay in repair or delivery of new replacement crane,” he added.

The RM21 million quay crane was supplied by peninsular based company IMPSA (M) Sdn. Bhd and about to be transported from a barge to  Berth No.4 when it suddenly collapsed around 10.30a.m on Thursday.

The lower part of the crane structure was badly damaged in the incident. No injuries were reported in the mishap and operation on Berth No.4 will be temporarily closed according to the port authority in a statement on Thursday.