Bulker Crew Member Killed in ‘Berthing’ Accident in Québec

Transportation Safety Board of Canada has launched an investigation into a fatal accident involving the geared bulk carrier Nord Quebec at the port of Trois-Rivières in Québec.

According to media reports, a 38-year-old Filipino crew member of the bulk carrier was killed after he was hit in the head by a steel cable during a docking maneuver at the port on Monday. The TSB, describing the incident as a “berthing occurrence”, said it is sending a team of investigators to the port to gather information and assess the incident.

The 36,546 Nord Quebec is flagged in Singapore and was built in 2013. AIS data showed that the vessel was moored at the port as of Tuesday. It was not immediately clear when exactly the ship had arrived in Trois-Rivières.

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