- Keywords: Technical, Maritime
Course of events
During routine maintenance work at anchorage using a provisions crane with steel basket to gain access, the hoisting wire broke and the basket with crew member fell approximately 5m onto the deck.
Extent of damage
The crew member carrying out the work suffered fatal injuries.
Investigations by the Port State indicate wrong installation of the operating mechanism for activating the limit switch to prevent the crane hook making contact with the boom head. The hoisting winch continued to operate after the hook made contact with the boom, resulting in overstressing and parting of the wire.
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