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Pipe bust severely burned crew on board of Maersk container ship

Aug. 2, 2017 at 18:04 by Mikhail Voytenko in Accidents

Steam pipe busted in a galley of the container ship MERCOSUL MANAUS during maintenance work carried out by one of the crew at night Aug 1, while vessel was waiting for Saontos Port entrance, Brazil. 64-year old man was severely burned, reportedly up to 70% of body. He was transferred to hospital and taken to intensive care ward. Vessel was to be inspected on Aug 2. As of 1700 UTC Aug 2, she was already berthed at Santos. Investigation launched.
Reference: Mercosul Line said to be sold to CMA CGM, as per news dated June 14, but according to AIS data, vessels are still operated by Maersk.

Pipe bust severely burned crew on board of Maersk container ship

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