Location: Off Hartlepool, England.
Completed PE Summary: St. Georgij
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Cockfield & Knight Co Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Panama|
|Type:||Dry Cargo Bulk carrier|
|Classification society:||Lloyds Register|
|Date & Time||19/12/05 17:30|
|Location of incident:||Coastal Waters|
|Persons onboard:||22 crew|
|Injuries/ fatalities:||1 Fatality and 1 Injured crew member|
A fatal accident occurred on the bulk carrier, St Georgij, whilst routine maintenance was being carried out on the vessel’s auxiliary boiler burner system.
The Chief Inspector of Marine Accidents has written to the owners and managers of St Georgij recommending the following:
review of safe working practices
improvements in key personnel’s ability to read English instruction books or have manuals translated into the working language of the crew
improving the issue of PPE for crewmembers joining the ship