Seafarer Suffers Horrific Accident, Arms Literally Ripped Off!

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  • Crew member suffers horrific accident onboard a tanker.
  • The crew member’s hands got tangled in the ladder ropes and was torn off.
  • Unfortunately, the crew member passed away due to drowning.

According to an article published in Maritime Bulletin, a crew member suffered a horrific accident onboard a tanker.

What happened?

The accident occurred onboard a tanker anchored at the Kaohsiung Anchorage. The tanker was preparing to embark on its return journey when the incident occurred.

The crew member was descending down the ladder to board a tender boat. Due to unknown circumstances, the crew member’s hands got entangled in the ropes.

Crew member passes away

Due to sudden movement in the tanker hull and the ladder, his hands were literally torn off due to the force and he fell into the water.

However, a boat present near the tanker rescued him but the crew member was unfortunately pronounced dead either from shock or drowning unconsciously.

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Source: MaritimeBulletin

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