Dennis Gomez Regana, from the Philippines, died after a container struck him at Southbank Quay, when he was doing lashing work while container lifting operations were underway, ITF informed.

Gardai, the police service of the Republic of Ireland, as well as emergency services, headed to the scene soon after the incident was reported about 8.45 am.

On the aftermath, ITF underlined how vital it is that this kind of work is done by dock workers, not seafarers.

He never should have been put in this dangerous position. When a ship gets to port the seafarers on board have done their work, they should be maintaining their ship and resting. The very last thing they should be doing is the difficult and dangerous work of lashing and securing containers. The work should be left to dockers who have the training and experience to do it more safely,

...noted maritime coordinator Jacqueline Smith.

An investigation into the crash has been launched by Gardai, and enquiries are underway. Ireland's Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has also launched a separate investigation into the incident.

The ITF and ETF are clear that it is better for dockers and seafarers if this work is done by dock workers. Lashing is dockers work, full stop...We look forward to reading the report and recommendations of the Irish authorities,

...added ITF dockers section representative Peter Lahay.