The captain of a bulk carrier dies by a fall

News 17 March, 2018
  • QMI agency

    Saturday, 17 march 2018 19:41

    Saturday, 17 march 2018 19:41

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    PORT-DANIEL-GASCONS | An inquiry was opened on Saturday following a fatal accident that occurred on board a bulk carrier anchored about 4 nautical miles from Port-Daniel-Gascons, in Gaspésie, quebec.

    According to information obtained by QMI Agency from the coast Guard, this is the captain of the ship “Sage Amazon, flying the flag of Liberia, who lost his life on board the boat.

    “Towards 8 a.m., Saturday morning, we received a call to the effect that the captain of the ship had made a fall of 2 or 3 meters, it was hit my head and he was unconscious”, said in an interview, Michel Plamondon, of the coast Guard.

    The coast Guard was able to send a team of rescuers up to the “Wise Amazon” thanks to the presence in the area of the ice-breaker “Terry-Foxs”. Of the maneuvers of resuscitation has been practiced on the captain, a man of 54 years of Ukrainian origin, but in vain.

    His body was transported to Port-Daniel-Gascons in a boat of the fire department of Chandler has also participated in the intervention on the ship.

    National Defence has also participated in the effort by sending a helicopter to the scene.

    The Office of the transportation safety board of Canada (TSB) has decided to send a team of investigators to the edge of the “Wise Amazon”. It will collect information by interviewing members of the crew and inspecting the vessel, in order to evaluate the event.

    The “Wise Amazon” was waiting off the coast of Port-Daniel-Gascons permission to go to the dock to pick up a load of cement.