On July 8, 2015, at 0857 local time, the Singapore-flagged bulk carrier Asia Zircon II was discharging a cargo of wind turbine towers in the Port of Galveston, Texas, when the lifting wire rope for one of the ship’s two cranes parted while hoisting a tower section out of the cargo hold. The wire failure caused the tower to fall back into the hold, damaging the tower and other tower sections in the hold. Two of the five longshoremen inside the cargo hold at the time suffered non-life threatening injuries. There was no reported pollution. Damages were estimated to exceed $1.5 million.