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Sandy Hook Pilot Timothy M. Murray lost his life while boarding a ship (08/05/2020)


by Marine-Pilots.com - published on 6 August 2020 4199 -

On August 5, 2020 at approximately 10:30 pm, Sandy Hook Pilot Captain Timothy M. Murray was involved in an incident while boarding a tanker vessel inbound to the Port of New York & New Jersey. He sustained injuries after falling from a pilot ladder and was evacuated to a local hospital where his injuries proved to be fatal.

Already in December last year a Sandy Hook pilot, Capt. Dennis Sherwood was killed in an accident:
And now, less than eight months later, another fatal accident. Let's wait for the investigations, but this further death in such a short time raises many questions that need to be investigated and answered.

Prior to the incident, Captain Murray had been piloting vessels in and out of the Port of New York & New Jersey for over 8 years. The incident is being investigated by the United States Coast Guard.

Captain Murray is survived by his wife Erin, 5 children (Brennan, Rory, Grace, James, Ella), mother Kathleen and 3 siblings (Jackie, Sean and Kathleen).

The Marine-Pilots.com team is with the family and loved ones of Captain Timothy M. Murray.
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Opinion A year ago, pilot Capt. Dennis Sherwood died in the line of duty

by Frank Diegel - published on 30 December 2020

It has been exactly one year ago that a pilot from Sandy Hook (New York), Dennis Sherwood, died in the line of duty while attempting to board the container vessel Maersk Kensington.
What has happened since then? Has safety been improved for the pilots?

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by Bianca Reineke, lutheran Pastor, Germany - published on 3 January 2020

Ladders are the bridges for crossing the rough seas of our lives.
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