Location: Departing from Newport, Wales.
Completed PE Summary - Jolbos
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
|Registered Owner & Manager:||Trofirm Shipping Co. Ltd|
|Port of registry:||Limassol|
|Type:||Dry Cargo Bulk carrier|
|Classification society:||Lloyds Register|
|Date & Time||08/01/06 12:45|
|Location of incident:||5132.9N 00259.2W|
|Incident Type:||Accident to Person|
|Persons onboard:||28 crew|
|Injuries/ fatalities:||1 fatality|
As the Cypriot registered bulk carrier Jolbos was leaving Newport, on 8 January 2006, two seaman were rigging a pilot ladder of the combination type. The ladder’s suspension wire failed, allowing the ladder to swing down and throw one of the seamen into the water. He was recovered by a nearby tug but, in spite of efforts to resuscitate him, was later declared dead in hospital.
The Chief Inspector has written to the vessel’s owners advising them:
To remind all crew of the importance of wearing appropriate safety equipment when working over the side of a vessel.
To consider introducing a programme of periodic replacement of suspension wires on accommodation and pilot ladders.
The Chief Inspector decided a full investigation was not appropriate in this case.