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Operations slow at dock

A crane breakdown at Hamilton docks has meant some containers have been stuck on the cargo ship Somers Isles since Wednesday.

Warren Jones, chief executive of Stevedoring Services, said the remaining containers would be unloaded today.

The crane is one of two used to unload ships.

Mr Jones added that perishable and other urgent goods were prioritised and taken off the ship on Wednesday.

He said it was not unusual for a crane to break down and it was hoped to have it back in service as soon as possible.

Dock workers load containers unto the Somers Isleåphoto by Glenn Tucker

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Published March 08, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated March 08, 2019 at 12:32 am)

Operations slow at dock

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