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Dardanelles: Turkish pilot falls from pilot ladder


by Frank Diegel - published on 8 March 2021 1016

Foto by Denizhaber.com

Eray Demirkol, one of the pilots of the Dardanelles Strait General Directorate of Coastal Safety, fell from the pilot ladder into the sea while he was boarding the 176-meter bulk carrier 28653 DWT named "Lord Nelson".

Turkey time of the accident was 19:00 on 7th Mar.

The ship was sailing from the Ukrainian port of Khornomorsk to Portugal. The pilot captain, who was to be the pilot of the ship, fell off the pilot ladder when he was brought by his pilot boat and wants to climb onto the ship. The vessel stopped and Capt. Demirkol could be rescued.

Fortunately, the pilot-captain is in good condition. He was taken to hospital for further examination as a precaution.

The reason of the fall is unknown.

Editors note:
Best wishes for recovery from the Marine-Pilots.com team!
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