Video – Staff will have week of training before using harbour’s new crane
Friday 15th February 2013, 10:00AM GMT.
KEYS to the harbour’s new 240-tonne crane will be handed over today, the harbour master has said.
But Captain Peter Gill said staff would spend a week training with the new equipment under the eyes of its manufacturer, Gottwald, before using it for regular port operations.
‘Our staff have visited the factory and have practised on a smaller crane, but they’ve never used it with Guernsey Stevedores,’ he said.
‘The whole system we work has to be proven before we can bring it into operation.’