Three customs officers lost their lives as their boat capsized on January 21, in waters off Hong Kong International Airport. Two crew members survived the incident, however the cause of the accident is not yet known.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, two fishermen reported to be missing after the collision of the fishing vessel “Pappy’s Pride” with the chemical tanker vessel “Bow Fortune”, close to the Galveston jetties in Galveston, Texas. Due to the collision, the fishing vessel capsized, while at the moment the Coast Guard is searching for the two lost fishermen.
The USCG rescued on January 7, Tuesday, two fishermen from the water when their vessel sank in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, both suffering from hypothermia, with one of the rescuees losing their life despite the efforts at resuscitation. The USCG is still looking for two more fishermen from the vessel.
According to the Norwegian Maritime Authority, its latest report showed an unusual number of casualty accidents in the region. Specifically, in summer of 2019, serious accidents have been reported while 28 people lost their life using recreational boats, marking an increase of four people in comparison with 2018.
Artemis fatality Investigation report: Clear drug, alcohol policy defines acceptable limits, saves lives
In its latest investigation report UK MAIB focuses on a fatal incident concerning a skipper onboard a UK-registered fishing vessel ‘Artemis’ who fell head-first through an access hatch between the vessel’s wheelhouse and its mess deck 2.1m below, resulting to severe head injuries and died. The report notes that a significant factor of the accident was that the skipper was under the influence of alcohol.
According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) of Durban, a Brazilian crewman lost his life onboard a heavy lift vessel at South Africa while five of the vessel’s personnel reported to have been injured as well. Further information about the type of the incident and the name of the vessel are not revealed yet.
One fisherman lost his life and another one is missing after a trawler sank seven miles South of Hook Head, Ireland, on 4 January, according to data provided by RNLI. The vessel activated an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) alert on 10.30 pm Saturday.
Transport Malta’s MSIU issued an investigation report on a fatal fall of a crew member of the Maltese-registered bulk carrier ‘New Island’ in Greek waters, in December 2018. While in the cargo hold, the AB fell from a height of approximately six to seven meters onto the tank top.
According to reports, a veteran Sandy Hook ship pilot lost his life when he fell during a boarding of an inbound containership at the Port of New York and New Jersey, on Monday, December 30. The USCG has now begun an investigation to understand the circumstances around the fatal fall.
A “ghost ship” with seven badly decomposed bodies onboard washed up on a Japanese island on 28 December, local officials announced. The remains were found in a broken wooden vessel, suspected to have come from North Korea.
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