Critical Fall into a Hole Aboard a Ship


On April 14, a shipyard worker was rescued after he fell into a hole onboard a vessel.

What happened?

The man who has not yet been identified, sustained injuries after falling through a hole in the cargo vessel.

The Newport News Fire Department’s Technical Rescue Team was alerted and it helped in rescuing the injured crew member off the docked vessel ‘USNS’.

Dramatic rescue

The crew members were able to reach the man, who had fallen one deck down into a hole and other ship members had brought him up, but had difficulty in getting him off the ship.

The ship’s crane and fire department’s used a strokes basket to help get the trapped crew member off the ship’s deck. The rescued crew member was treated by medics and transported to a local hospital for further treatment.

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Source: Wavy


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