Sandy Hook pilot Dennis Sherwood has died after falling during embarking
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 30 December 2019
Dennis Sherwood, a pilot of Sandy Hook fell backwards off a ladder while boarding a ship today at 4:30 a.m. and died of his serious injury in Staten Island hospital, according to U.S. Coast Guard reports. A routine investigation of the accident has been initiated.
Although no name of the ship has been provided, the accident appears to have occurred while boarding the Maersk Kensington (U.S. flag, IMO: 9333010), which came from Algeciras, Spain. Her gross tonnage is 74642 and deadweight is 84688. MAERSK KENSINGTON was built in 2007. MAERSK KENSINGTON length overall (LOA) is 299.47 m, beam is 40 m. Her container capacity is 6200 TEU. The ship is operated by MAERSK LINE LTD-USA.
During the accident the wave height was 4-5 feet with a wind speed of 30 knots.
It is important to find out what happened and how such an incident could possibly be avoided in the future. The analysis of aviation accidents should be a blueprint for maritime accident investigations. It is absolutely exemplary.
Marine-Pilots.com will continue to report in the coming hours. Our thoughts are with the relatives. It's a sad day at the end of the year...
Dennis Sherwood piloted vessels in and out of the Port of New York and New Jersey for 35 years. He is survived by his four children and his wife.
Article In Memoriam of Captain Dennis R. Sherwood (1955 - 2019)
by Bianca Reineke, lutheran Pastor, Germany - published on 3 January 2020
Ladders are the bridges for crossing the rough seas of our lives.
When you are a Marine Pilot at work, hoping and praying that the ladders which let you embark the vessel are stable, safe and not dangerous.
In Memoriam of the late Captain Dennis Sherwood who passed away on Monday the 30th of December.
Article Death of Pilot Dennis Sherwood: IMPA President statement to IMO. New photos of Maersk Kensington.
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 23 January 2020
IMPA President makes a statement to IMO on January 17th regarding the passing of Captain Dennis Sherwood. A letter to IMO was published via Twitter today.
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by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 20 February 2020
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by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 16 April 2020
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Article Pilot transfer arrangements by AMSA
published on 18 November 2019
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Article An overview of the different spellings for a Marine Pilot
by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 1 December 2019
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