Details of Skandi Pacific Fatality Revealed

Skandi Pacific

Published Jul 16, 2015 6:24 PM by The Maritime Executive

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has released details of the fatal accident on board Skandi Pacific on July 14. The accident occurred when the anchor handler, managed by DOF Management, was 166 km NW of Karartha, Western Australia (on the Northwest Shelf). 

During the early hours of July 14, Skandi Pacific stopped working cargo with the drilling platform Atwood Osprey due to heavy weather. While attempting to shelter from the weather and secure cargo a wave came over the back deck of the vessel and shifted cargo. 

A crew member was attempting to secure cargo when he was crushed between a moving mini-container and a cargo skip. He was removed to the nearby drill platform to receive medical assistance but died of his injuries.

An investigation is underway.