Saturday, 22 December 2018

Man dies after fall at Port of Liverpool

Seaforth Docks, Port of Liverpool owned by Peel Ports. Giant red cranes part of new £400m Port of Liverpool terminal 2

KATE MCMULLIN

Senior general news reporter


A man has died after seriously injuring himself while working on board a ship docked in Liverpool.
The man is understood to have been a crew member of the Ro-Ro cargo ship Seatruck Pace, which was docked in Port of Liverpool, when the incident occured.
He is believed to have fallen while working on board the ship and was taken to hospital on December 17.
However three days later he died from his injuries.

Seaforth Docks, Port of Liverpool owned by Peel Ports. Giant red cranes part of new £400m Port of Liverpool terminal 2

The identity of the man is not yet known.
The UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) said it had launched an investigation into the incident.
A spokesperson of UK-based Seatruck Ferries, said in a statement: "At this most difficult time, our thoughts are with the family members and colleagues.
“A full investigation is underway and the company is fully cooperating with the authorities to determine the cause of the tragic accident.”
Seatruck Pace is understood to have now left Liverpool and is currently moored in Dublin.
Peel Ports who own Seaforth Docks, Port of Liverpool, has been contacted for comment.


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