Harbour pilot dies following boarding mishap in Sandy Hook, New York

A Sandy Hook pilot boat (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Jasmike)

The US Coast Guard responded with units from the New York City Fire Department and New York City Police Department Harbor Police to an incident where a Sandy Hook Harbor pilot fell while boarding the merchant vessel Maersk Kensington at 04:30 local time on Monday, December 30.

The pilot, who has been identified as Dennis R. Sherwood, was transported to a hospital on Staten Island by a Sandy Hook pilot vessel but eventually succumbed to injuries received in the fall.

The coast guard has begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the fall.

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