Posted on April 03, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

A man died on board the Panama-flagged Bulk Carrier, Coresky OL while the vessel was docked at Gisbnorne, Northern New Zealand.

The incident occurred during the early morning hours of April 3rd.

The logging vessel had finished most of its cargo operations during the evening of April 2nd. However, at approximately 02:00 am, the unfortunate crewman in question was busy tying logs to the deck of the ship when the wire rope parted and struck him with considerable force.

An ambulance arrived at the scene almost immediately and took the 50-year-old crewman to a hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

"Early this morning, a crewman was seriously injured on board an overseas log vessel and he later passed away in hospital Maritime New Zealand are at Eastland Port conducting an on-ship investigation and wharfside operations have been suspended.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the crewman’s family and his crew mates, who will be deeply affected by this tragedy,” said Eastland Port General Manager, Andrew Gaddum in a statement.

Maritime New Zealand confirms that it has opened an investigation into the accident, as they already started interviewing all the people present at the scene.

A second investigation has been opened by the Transport Accident Investigation Commission.

Until the investigations conclude, the vessel is to be held at Eastland Port.

Wharfside operations have been suspended in the meantime.


Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic

Posted in Safety , New Zealand , Accident , Oceania

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