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.