A 19-year-old seafarer has lost his life in an accident aboard the 6,266 TEU containership MSC Damla, a spokesperson from the ship’s owner Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) confirmed.
The incident occurred on March 28, while the 2002-built Post-Panamax boxship was in Antwerp, Belgium for routine operations.
Media reports cited Belgian officials as saying that the Indian national slipped and fell some 16 meters from narrow metal stairs into the containership’s hold.
“We are coordinating the necessary arrangements with local authorities,” the spokesperson added.
At the time of the incident the vessel was reportedly docked at MSC PSA European Terminal (MPET) in Antwerp.
An investigation into the incident was launched.
More from Ships & Ports
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for Ships & Ports? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0810 359 4873. You can also WhatsApp us here. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.
Copyright Ships & Ports Ltd. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit given to www.shipsandports.com.ng as the source.