A crew member on board the bulk carrier Lady Alara was seriously injured on October 24, 2020. The crew member fell into the cargo hold, sustaining multiple traumatic injuries to the head and back, according to the Providence Fire Department. At the time, the vessel was berthed at the ProvPort Terminal in Providence, Rhode Island. The vessel had arrived from Canakkale, Turkey. The vessel was carrying a load of cement. The vessel is operated by Devbulk Gemi Isletmeciligi AS.
Safe maritime companies must perform regular maintenance and inspections in order to ensure the safety of their crew members. When ship operators fail to conduct regular maintenance and inspection of the equipment on their vessels, dangerous incidents can result. This not only puts the lives of hardworking seaman at risk, but can also endanger members of the public. Safe transport companies must take into account all cargo that is on board to ensure that risks not increased by the method of storage or transport. The cause of this tragic incident is unknown at this time.
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