Crewmem­ber in­jured aboard ship

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - LOCAL - BY ROSIE MULLALEY rosie.mullaley@thetele­

A male crewmem­ber aboard a ves­sel moored in St. John’s har­bour suf­fered a se­ri­ous in­jury as a re­sult of the in­dus­trial in­ci­dent Fri­day morn­ing.

The man, in his 40s, re­ceived a deep lac­er­a­tion to the back of his neck, act­ing pla­toon chief Gina Burke of the St. John’s Re­gional Fire De­part­ment told The Tele­gram shortly af­ter the in­ci­dent, which hap­pened at 9:30 a.m. aboard the ves­sel Skandi Vin­land.

She said his in­jury — which re­spon­ders in­di­cated was in the shape of a horse­shoe — was re­ported as se­ri­ous, but not lifethreat­en­ing.

Sev­eral emer­gency crews, in­clud­ing fire­fight­ers, paramedics from East­ern Health and the Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary (RNC), were on the scene at Har­bour Drive, where the ship was moored be­hind At­lantic Place. Work­place Health and Safety of­fi­cials were also on­site.

The in­jured man was taken off the ship on a stretcher from a lower ramp and placed in an am­bu­lance.

A sec­ond man, a co-worker, was also taken to hos­pi­tal and treated for shock as a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure, Burke said.

She said the men were ser­vic­ing some on­board equip­ment one level be­low main deck when some­thing went wrong. In­ves­ti­ga­tors were work­ing to de­ter­mine what hap­pened and if the piece of equip­ment mal­func­tioned.

As emer­gency per­son­nel were ar­riv­ing on the scene, crewmem­bers were dis­em­bark­ing from the cruise ship Saga Sap­phire, which was moored be­hind the Skandi Vin­land.


A crew mem­ber aboard the ves­sel Skanti Vin­land is taken on a stretcher off the ship to an await­ing am­bu­lance at St. John’s har­bour on Har­bour Drive in St. John’s Fri­day morn­ing shortly af­ter an in­dus­trial ac­ci­dent that re­sulted in the man re­ceiv­ing a se­ri­ous lac­er­a­tion to his neck.

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