One seafarer dead and two injured in mooring accident at Russian port

A Chinese seafarer has died on Friday and two others were injured onboard bulk carrier TTM Dragon (55,947dwt, built 2010), caused by an incident involving another vessel mooring at Russia’s Kavkaz Port.

Local media reports that Russian cargo vessel Volgo-Balt 237 (3,210dwt, built 1983) was mooring to a floating crane next to TTM Dragon when the line snapped striking the seafarers on the bulker. One was killed while the other two were taken to hospital with injuries and subsequently released over the weekend.

TTM Dragon is owned by Panama-registered Ocean Dragon Maritime and managed by Ta Tong Marine of Taiwan.

Authorities are investigating the exact cause of the incident.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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