The captain of the very large ore carrier Sea Fujiyama fell overboard on January 12, 2021. At the time, the vessel was in the Indian Ocean, en route Qingdao, China. Following the fall, the vessel performed search and rescue operations, but were unable to locate the missing captain. It is unclear as to what caused the crewman to go overboard. The victim’s identity has not yet been released.
The Sea Fujiyama is an ore carrier built in 2012, and operated and managed by Pan Ocean Co Ltd. The vessel’s registered owner is POS Maritime GD SA.
There have been a number of recent incidents where crew members have fallen overboard, or sustained injuries during a fall on a vessel. On January 9, 2021, a crew member fell overboard from the refrigerated cargo vessel Baltic Klipper northeast of Bermuda. On December 14, 2020, a crew member fell overboard from the cargo ship MARE. On November 29, 2020, while a general cargo vessel was docked in the Port of Houston, a worker fell 100 feet into the vessel’s cargo hold. The worker was pronounced dead at a local hospital. On October 27, 2020, a crew member fell off the container ship Maersk Tukang while the vessel was in the Port of Savannah, South Carolina.
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