Accidente con el bote salvavidas

Son la parte del león en los accidentes en mercantes, esta vez le ha tocado al 3er Oficial y a otro tripulante del MSC India

Del Fairplay

Fairplay 11 January 2008

Lifeboat accident kills officers

KARLSKRONA 11 January – The third officer of the container ship MSC India has been killed in a accident involving the ship’s port lifeboat while sailing through the Baltic Sea. A second man died later. The officer and two crew members were working on the lifeboat when it inadvertently fell 15-18m into the sea. The ship was 30 miles from the south Swedish coast close to Karlskrona when the accident happened. In a statement MSC told Fairplay that: «The ship’s emergency response procedures were activated immediately, the lifeboat brought alongside and the three crew members recovered, but unfortunately the ship’s third officer was fatally injured. The two other crew members were also injured and suffered from shock. MSC management are deeply upset by this incident and our thoughts at the moment are with the families of the third officer and the injured crew members. The full circumstances of the accident are not yet known and will be thoroughly investigated.» MSC has since confirmed that a second crewman died during surgery. The third man was reported to be in a serious but stable condition, having injured his lungs. Marit Vissner, head of rescue at Gothenburg’s Maritime Search and Rescue Centre, and Janice Persbring of the Karlskrona police force both confirmed that any investigation will be the responsibility of the flag state, Panama.

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