Crew Member Falls Overboard from Bulk Carrier HELLASSHIP

by | Apr 3, 2023 | Maritime Law, Wrongful Death

There was a deadly incident on the bulk carrier HELLASSHIP on April 1, 2023.  At the time, the boat was off Gijon, Spain.  During the incident, a pilot was attempting to board the vessel in rough weather.  A crew member attempted to assist, but fell overboard.  Search and rescue operations occurred, but were unsuccessful.  The Filipino crew member’s body was recovered the following day.  The vessel is operated by Seanergy Maritime Holdings.  Additional details have not yet been released.

There have been a number of recent incidents involving vessels.  A recreational boat capsized in Hoover Reservoir in Ohio on March 25, 2023.  There was a deadly incident during a lifeboat drill on the bulk carrier KANG HUAN on March 28, 2023.  A crew member lost his leg on the ZIM NORFOLK on March 27, 2023.  The tug boat SEA CYPRESS capsized in Sabine Pass, Texas on March 31, 2023.

It can be dangerous to work in any industry when safety considerations are not taken seriously.  Safe ship owners and operators must ensure that their vessels do not put the lives of hard working men and women at risk.  Safe companies must be proactive and take preventative measures, including regular maintenance and repairs, to also ensure that the environment is not impacted.

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