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2 Workers die in port accident

Two workers lost their lives and two
more were injured in an incident at the Port of Longview, US, on June 28.

The fatal incident occurred in the
early morning hours when one of the vessel lines attached to the Panama-flagged
bulk carrier MV Ansac Splendor snapped in half and recoiled toward the
dock and the vessel.
The line broke as the vessel attempted
to move along the dock from one loading hatch to another.
According to a statement release by
Port of Longview, ILWU member Byron Jacobs, 34, was fatally struck. He was
pronounced dead at the scene.
The Chief Mate, Pingshan Li, aboard the
vessel was also struck. The 41-year-old was transferred to the Southwest
Washington Medical Center, where he passed away on June 29.
The port said that another
longeshoreman and security guard received non-life-threatening injuries.
“This is an unimaginable loss felt
throughout both the maritime and local community,” 
Norm Krehbiel, Port of Longview CEO, said.
The 32,700 dwt bulker MV Ansac Splendor
remains docked at the port’s Berth 5. The United States Coast Guard and
Washington State Labor and Industries are conducting investigations.
World Maritime News.

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