US Coast Guard crews responded to a fishing vessel crew who abandoned ship in the early morning hours June 29. The vessel had struck the south jetty in the Siuslaw River Bar and was beginning to take on water.
The ferry Morning Bird was struck from behind just yards from the busy pier at Sadarghat during the morning rush hour, which led to a fatal accident and 32 bodies having been recovered from the wreck.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, a Filipino crewmember who worked as a painter onboard Disney cruise ship, lost his life according to Miami Herald.
New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Committee (TAIC) issued an investigation report on the crew fatality during cargo-securing operations onboard the bulk log carrier Coresky OL, while at Eastland Port, Gisborne, in April 2019.
During routine sea chest strainer cleaning at sea on board a Hong Kong registered container ship, a heavy sea chest cover suddenly falling from height and fatally hit the fitter working underneath.
The Hong Kong Marine Department issued marine notice to draw the attention to ship operators to lessons learned from a collision between a fishing vessel and an oil tanker in Dangan Channel.
A Filipino crew of the cruise ship ‘Harmony of the Seas’ was found dead outside her cabin in a suspected suicide case, bringing again the issue of mental health of suspended seafarers in the spotlight.
UK MAIB issued its report on a 15 May 2019 accident. Then, a third officer onboard the “Seatruck Progress” ro-ro freight ferry was fatally injured after being struck by a semi-trailer, while standing on the stern ramp.
The Ministry of Hong Kong issued a merchant shppping information about a fatality onboard a Hong Kong registered bulk carrier whilst at berth, where the electrical engineer, perhaps influenced by alcohol aftershore leave, took an improper route to board the vessel and fell into the sea.
UK MAIB published its report on a 28 February 2019 incident. Then, the master of Cherry Sand was crushed between the dredger and the jetty after he fell while attempting to step ashore to assist berthing the vessel in Rosyth, Scotland.
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