Seafarer Loses His Leg In An Accident On A Container Vessel Off Argentina

A crew member has lost a leg following an accident on a box ship. The incident took place in Argentina.

The nation’s maritime authority mentioned it was informed of an emergency on a 9,115-TEU container ship on 27th March. The ship was sailing in the Huergo channel after it departed from the Buenos Aires port at that time.

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The 22-year-old Filipino seafarer had been airlifted from the Liberia-flagged vessel on a helicopter.

Prefectura Naval Argentina mentioned that it was stated over a phone call with the vessel that the crew member had lost his left leg in an accident.

Following a radio consultation, a doctor recommended that the individual be rushed to the hospital.

The coast guard extended logistical support for evacuation. Further details of what happened on board are not yet known.

The individual was winched on the helicopter and rushed to the Dr. Juan A Fernandez Acute General Hospital. The ship reportedly moved to the La Plata anchorage following the incident. AIS data reflects the Zim Norfolk anchored on Wednesday.

The company said that the unfortunate incident is regretted and extended sincerest wishes for the recovery of the seafarer involved.

The agency of the operator in Buenos Aires has been directed to offer 100% assistance to the captain, seafarer, and owner.

The situation is currently being assessed and is focused on establishing the safety of the crew members and that the impacted crew member receives the medical treatment and support that the victim needs.

Reference: Trade Winds News, Fleetmon

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