Damage caused by vessel coming into direct contact with, for example, a dock, pier, jetty, buoy or crane, or the damage caused by the vessel's wash. In many instances the loss of use claim from the harbour is in excess of the repair cost for the actual contact damage.
Shore gantry cranes are built for horisontal loads and will easily be severely damaged by a vertical impact. Cost of repairs to shore gantry cranes are very high.
Facts and Findings
Contact/FFO damages are, in our exprerience, mostly caused by: