HIGH-RESOLUTION WIND FORECASTS AS A SOLUTION FOR SAFETY ISSUES IN SEAPORTS
Antwerp Port, December 9, 2019. 36 hours before the disaster, the weather forecast was calm conditions, however before the disaster the harbor wind intensified and threatened the ships at the dock. As the wind shook the ships more and more, the port authorities suspended sailing in the area. The accident occurred a few minutes later: a 328 m container ship collided with a terminal causing a port crane to collapse. Fortunately, there were no injuries.