Officer on Bulk Carrier MATHILDE OLDENDORFF Killed in Incident

by | Jan 31, 2022 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly incident on board the bulk carrier MATHILDE OLDENDORFF on January 29, 2022.  At the time, the ship was in port in Tianjin, China.  The officer was on the vessel’s pilot ladder in an attempt to measure the vessel’s draft.  During this work, he slipped, and fell onto a pier.  He was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  There has been a COVID-19 outbreak on the container ship MSC BRANKA.  There has been a COVID-19 outbreak on the container ship CAPE KORTIA.  There was a fire on the fishing boat Jenna Dawn on January 1, 2022.  There was a fire on the tanker vessel ALMUNTAZAH on January 22, 2022.  A recreational boat capsized in Chincoteague Bay, Virginia on January 22, 2022.  A fire broke out on the bulk carrier NORD BALTIC on January 28, 2022.

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 seamen at risk, but can also endanger members of the public.

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