The incident occurred during Monday noon when the cargo operation was underway and the crew was assisting in closing the hatch cover of the ship.
A deck crewmember went to the bridge to make a telephone call. He saw a slipper lying on the grating by the lifebuoy, realizing he had not seen the OOW when he came to the bridge, he concluded something was wrong…
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.
While at berth, a water leak was suspected in the boiler/economiser so it was shut down for inspection. They identified a leaky boiler tube and plugged it from the bottom. Hot water, steam and smoke poured out from the boiler water drum and covered the fitter.
An experienced deck crew member was tasked with painting the end of a raised car-deck ramp hatch. He was attending to this work alone when several other crew heard a loud crash in the vicinity of the ramp.
Hold-cleaning operations were being conducted during a ballast voyage in favourable weather. The crew member on the ladder was climbing down in order to reposition the ladder. When he was about one metre above the tank top he stopped and disconnected the safety line.
USCG responded with units from the New York Fire Department and New York Police Department Harbor Police to an incident where a Sandy Hook Harbor pilot fell while boarding the merchant vessel Maersk Kensington at 4:30 this morning.
An experienced ordinary seaman (OS) lost his life when he went down the accommodation ladder in order to set the railings and the lower platform. Read more about the unfortunate accident inside the article.
A ship’s bosun dies while using a provision basket for cleaning engine room vent on board a ship. Learn more about the unfortunate accident inside the article.