One dead and one injured in tanker accident

Two crew members were airlifted from the Key Fighter following an accident onboard at the weekend. Photo by WalSha, courtesy of marinetraffic.com. Two crew members were airlifted from the Key Fighter following an accident onboard at the weekend.

An accident on September 1 aboard chemical tanker Key Fighter, has left one of its crew dead and one seriously injured.

The two crew members were carrying out work inside a chemical tank onboard the ship while it was docked at Stadlandetin, Norway, when they were found by other crew members. The two unconscious crew were airlifted by rescue helicopter to a nearby hospital where one was pronounced dead.

Initial police reports indicate are that both crew members were exposed to hydrogen sulphide, a toxic gas which in high concentrations, can lead to pulmonary edema, extreme breathing difficulty, sudden unconsciousness and death.

The Key Fighter is a Maltese-registered ship that carries rapeseed oil. According to a report from vesseltracker.com, the tanker was released later the same day bound for Erith, United Kingdom.

Last modified onMonday, 03 September 2018 13:30

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