Bulk carrier’s chief officer falls into empty cargo hold, dies

(PHILADELPHIA) — A crewman aboard a bulk ship was killed when he fell into an empty hold, the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper reported. The 46-year-old chief officer plunged 80 feet while unhooking a container from an overhead crane. The MV Startramp had just delivered a load of cocoa and was preparing to depart empty.
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By Professional Mariner Staff