Alderney Harbour crane snaps while loading

Alderney Harbour cranes and Alderney Shipping boat Valiant
Image caption The Valiant was being loaded when the crane jib broke

Part of an Alderney Harbour crane snapped while it was loading a ship with freight.

Witnesses near Braye Harbour reported a loud crash at about 09:00 BST.

The Valiant, which is owned by Alderney Shipping, was being loaded with supplies, when the jib holding the hook snapped.

The island's harbour office said no-one had been hurt and the situation was under control, with another crane having taken over the operation.

A spokesman for Alderney Shipping said a subsequent freight arrival to Guernsey would be delayed by about three hours as a result of the incident.

However, he anticipated Wednesday morning's freight deliveries to Alderney would be back on schedule.

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