A crew member fell overboard from the refrigerated cargo ship Baltic Klipper on January 9, 2021. At the time, the vessel was approximately 1,200 miles northeast of Bermuda. Following the fall, the United States Coast Guard performed search and rescue operations, but were unable to locate the missing seaman. It is unclear as to what caused the crewman to go overboard. The victim’s identity has not yet been released.
The Baltic Klipper is a refrigerated cargo ship built in 2010, and operated and managed by Seatrade Reefer Chartering NV. The vessel’s registered owner is Baltic Klipper Shipping Co NV.
There have been a number of recent incidents where crew members have fallen overboard, or sustained injuries during a fall on a vessel. 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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