Marine safety investigations & reports

Independent investigation into the crew member fatality on board the bulk carrier Oceanic Angel on 8 August 2007

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed


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At about 1640 on 8 August 2007, an able seaman died on board the bulk carrier Oceanic Angel as a result of a fall from the forward ladder in the ship's number three cargo hold. The seaman had been part of a team preparing the hold for an upcoming cargo and had just finished work for the day.

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General details
Date: 08 August 2007   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: +8    
Location: At sea    
State: International    
Release date: 31 January 2008   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Vessel details

Vessel details
Vessel Oceanic Angel  
Flag Pan  
IMO 9194397  
Type of operation Bulk carrier  
Damage to vessel Minor  
  Crew Passenger Ground Total
Fatal: 1 0 0 1
Total: 1 0 0 1
Last update 19 May 2016