Crew fatality at Amsterdam anchorage

Two crew members serving on board chemical/oil products tanker NCC Safa (IMO 9411329) collapsed during the evening of Wednesday April 20th while performing routine tasks in one of the vessel’s cargo tanks while at the Amsterdam anchorage in the Netherlands.

The two individuals received first aid on board. One was airlifted to hospital ashore by the Netherlands Coastguard. The other individual was declared dead by the medical team on board.

Bahri, the national shipping company of Saudi Arabia, said that “it is with deep regret that we confirm the loss of our colleague. This is a very sad day for Bahri and is felt keenly by everyone in the company. We are working to notify the families and will be conducting a full investigation.”

The product tanker was reported to have suffered an explosion on board in the evening of April 20th while it was at outer anchorage off Ijmuiden, Netherlands.

During the morning of April 21st the tanker was taken to Amsterdam and berthed, for investigation and probably, repairs. As of April 24th it was still moored at Amsterdam.

2011-built, Saudi Arabia-flagged, 29,205 gt NCC Safa is owned by National Chemical Carriers Co of Dubai, UAE, and is managed by Mideast Ship Management Ltd of Dubai, UAE. It is entered with Gard on behalf of National Chemical Carriers Co Ltd.