Tragic accident on board of BBC ASIA, two died one injured, Kobe

A tragic accident occurred on board of general cargo vessel BBC ASIA at around 1130 Tokyo time Oct 30. Vessel is docked in Kobe, Japan, uploading a cargo of pipes from barge moored alongside her portside, by vessel’s cranes. A bunch of pipes in the process of lowering suddenly moved, three dockers were smashed by the bunch against hull plating in a hold. Two of them died, one hospitalized in serious condition. According to preliminary report, sudden movement of the bunch was caused by ship’s movement or jolt, investigation is under way. On a photo BBC ASIA in Kobe uploading pipes.

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