LOST OVERBOARD WHILE RIGGING PILOT LADDER


15th Nov. 04

Prior arrival at pilot station, the Bosun was rigging the pilot ladder for the pilot to disembark.

But while rigging, the ladder fell in to the sea taking the bosun with it.

The pilot boat hovering nearby saw the incident and went in search of the overboard man, to whom the Chief Officer had already thrown a life buoy. But the man was unable to get to the buoy.

Eventually the overboard man was not found, and in the end given up as lost.