Boston pilot becomes third to die in fall from ladder during 2006

A veteran Boston pilot fell to his death on Oct. 24 while climbing a pilot's ladder as he tried to board the 46,000-gt bulk carrier Baldock, moored at the Eastern Minerals Terminal at Chelsea, Mass. Robert G. Cordes, who had been a full pilot with the Boston Pilots Association since 1976, was climbing the rope ladder, with wooden steps, when…
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Helicopters rescue 23 crewmen but salvage team member dies

The entire 23-man crew of the listing 55,328-gross-ton vehicle carrier Cougar Ace was rescued on July 24. However, a member of a salvage team put aboard to conduct an inspection of the listing ship was killed in a fall. Marty Johnson, 40, a Titan employee from Issaquah, Wash., died after he slipped on the deck and hit his head. He…
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