Investigation after death on ore carrier

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

A filipino man was found deceased on a bulk iron ore carrier this month after a workplace incident.

WA Police, with the assistance of the Australian Marine Safety Authority, are currently investigating an incident which occurred April 9 at anchorage in Port Hedland.

It is understood that the man was involved in a 10 metre fall after losing his footing while working on the ship.

According to an AMSA spokesman at the time the bulk carrier MV Pompano reported an engineer has fallen into the hold of the ship.

“AMSA’s Joint Rescue Coordination Centre co-ordinated an emergency medical response and a doctor and nurse were flown to the ship,” he said.

“Unfortunately the seafarer was pronounced deceased on board.”

South Hedland senior sergeant Dean Snashall said while the anchorage was in international waters, the WA Police are investigating on behalf of the coroner.

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