Photo and text by Maritime Bulletin
Pilot ladder broke when pilot was boarding general cargo ship CREST CRANE at night Nov 5 at Keelung Port, Taiwan, to take the ship out. Pilot fell into water but luckily, was quickly rescued by pilot boat and transferred to hospital, he’s safe. The ship took full responsibility for faulty ladder leading to accident, and will cover all the expenses. CREST CRANE remained in port, she’s bound for Kaohsiung.
General cargo ship CREST CRANE, IMO 9473511, dwt 9045, built 2008, flag Panama, ISM manager KOBE SHIPMANAGEMENT CO LTD.