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Humber Maritime Pilot (UK) dies in river incident


published on 9 January 2023 1685 -

Picture from social media. The Union flag on Grimsby Docks has been flying at half mast.

A maritime pilot has died after falling into the River Humber.

The man was working as a ship's pilot for ABP, the owner of Grimsby Docks, when he fell into the water on Sunday afternoon, 8 January. The circumstances of his death are not yet known.

Following the tragedy, the man's colleagues and his friends and family are being supported at this time.

His death is now being investigated by the authorities and ABP is assisting in this investigation. Ship pilots are responsible for clearing ships coming in and out of port and are considered professionals in the shipping industry who need to know a lot about the waterways they work on.

As a mark of respect, the Union flag has been flying at half-mast at Grimsby docks since news of the man's death. An ABP spokesperson said, "ABP is saddened to confirm that one of our pilots was fatally injured while on duty on the water yesterday afternoon.

"The man's relatives have been informed. Our thoughts are with the relatives of the deceased. We are also supporting our colleagues at this difficult time."

The circumstances surrounding the tragic incident are being investigated by the authorities and ABP is assisting them with their enquiries. It would therefore not be appropriate to comment further at this time.

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Ricardo Caballero Vega Panama Canal Pilots Association, Panama
on 12 January 2023, 23:37 UTC

Sad news. Hope his family and colleagues find comfort during this harsh moments. May his soul rest in peace.
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