Fatal Fall: Sandy Hook Pilot Dies in Boarding Accident

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Fatal Fall: Sandy Hook Pilot Dies in Boarding Accident

Mike Schuler

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August 6, 2020

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A Sandy Hook ship pilot has actually passed away complying with an autumn while boarding a vessel coming to the Port of New York as well as New Jersey on Wednesday.

The occurrence adheres to the deadly autumn of an additional Sandy Hook Pilot in late December 2019.

According to a press declaration, Sandy Hook Pilot Captain Timothy M. Murray passed away from injuries endured after dropping from a pilot ladder. The occurrence happened Wednesday, August 5, at roughly 10:30 p.m. regional time.

Fatal Fall: Sandy Hook Pilot Dies in Boarding Accident
Sandy Hook Pilot Captain Timothy M. Murray

Captain Murray was left to a location healthcare facility where his injuries confirmed to be deadly, the declaration stated.

Prior to the occurrence, Captain Murray had actually been piloting vessels in as well as out of the Port of New York & & New Jersey for over 8 years.

The occurrence is being examined by the United States Coast Guard.

Captain Murray is endured by his other half Erin, 5 kids (Brennan, Rory, Grace, James, Ella), mom Kathleen as well as 3 brother or sisters (Jackie, Sean as well as Kathleen). A GoFundMe has actually been established for Captain Murray’s family members here.

The mishap adheres to the fatality of an additional Sandy Hook pilot, Captain Dennis R. Sherwood, that dropped while boarding the U.S.-flagged Maersk Kensington incoming on December 30, 2019.

The occurrence motivated roughly 1,200 American ship pilots from throughout the nation to require an end to “trapdoor” pilot ladder setup which is still frequently made use of within the sector regardless of the recognized threats linked as well as IMO standards versus it. The ladder setup includes mix of a holiday accommodation ladder as well as a pilot ladder, with a “trapdoor” that calls for the pilot draw themselves up while likewise turning to make certain appropriate ground on the system.

The Sandy Hook Pilots Association runs 2 “Ambrose class” terminal watercrafts, the PB New York, which is made use of as the winter months watercraft, as well as the PB New Jersey, made use of throughout the summer season, along with 4 smaller sized “America class” watercrafts, which are made use of for pilot boardings as well as transferring pilots to as well as from the pilot terminal. It likewise has one bigger watercraft, called Sandy Hook.

In 2014, 4 Sandy Hook pilots were hurt after the America course watercraft Wanderer rammed a containership.

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