Man Got Trapped Between Barge and Tug


A seaman was taken to hospital in the morning of June 7, 2018, after his foot was crushed between two ships at Round 6.40 a.m.

Aged man wounded

The man, in his 70s, was working onboard the “Goliath” when the accident happened at Macduff Harbour in Aberdeenshire. The four-man crew were attaching the tug to a floating fish farm feeder when a swell caused them to bump, trapping the man’s foot. The RNLI Macduff was called to assist, and took the injured man – who suffered broken toes – onshore, where an ambulance was waiting to take him to the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

He was wearing personal protective equipment. This included a steel tow cap boots, and his steel toe cap is understood to have afforded his foot some protection, otherwise his injuries may have been worse. The tug was in the north-east to tow the fish feeder out to a fish farm on the west coast.

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Source: Press and Journal


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