Crewmember injured aboard ship
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.