Completed PE Summary - Jolbos
A short summary of the accident and action taken:
||Merchant Vessel/Accident Details
||Trofirm Shipping Co. Ltd
|Port of Registry
||Dry cargo bulk carrier
|Location of Incident
||Departing Newport, 51°32.9N 002°59.2W
||Accident to person
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.
Published 23 January 2015