A tanker was at anchor. The on-signing crew boarded via the combination pilot ladder and gangway. As the fifth crew was boarding, he stepped from the pilot ladder onto the lower platform of the accommodation ladder but then slipped and fell into the water.
At approximately 2130 on 2 April 2019, the bulk carrier Coresky OL completed loading logs in Eastland Port, Gisborne. Shortly afterwards the crew commenced securing the logs that were stowed on deck.
The vessel was in ballast and hold washing was scheduled in preparation for taking the next cargo. Washing of hold three was commenced, a crew member standing on the first platform started climbing up the vertical ladder to reach the main deck, but he slipped.
A large container vessel was underway in the open ocean when the weather began to deteriorate. About an hour later the ship unexpectedly rolled 20° to starboard, paused for a few seconds, then made a similar roll to port.
A crew members fingertip was crushed between the crane jib and the wooden block while operating the crane. He had rushed to doctor for further treatment.
A tug was pushing a barge in ballast. The tug was connected to the barge with pins; an arrangement commonly called an articulated tug-barge(ATB).
A bulk carrier coming into port was low on bunkers, and because of payment problems, the Master opted to remain at anchor overnight. The Master’s attempts to keep the bow into the wind and check the leeway by intermittent use of the engine were unsuccessful.