Crewmember dies after falling from tanker near Boston, Massachusetts

A crewmember has died after falling overboard from chemical/ oil products tanker MTM Dublin (IMO 9335824) when it was near Boston, Massachusetts, shortly after 04:30 on Tuesday September 26th in response to a mayday call from the Singapore-registered vessel.

According to the US Coast Guard the man had been swept into the sea while a ladder was being lowered for the boarding of a Boston Harbour pilot. Sea conditions were rough as a search was undertaken. Commercial fishing boat America located the crew member using flashlights after being the first vessel on scene.

The overboard seafarer was unresponsive when he pulled aboard by the fishing vessel crew, who immediately initiated CPR. Boston Fire Department and Coast Guard personnel accompanied the boat as it headed to shore to meet an ambulance that was standing by, officials said. Paramedics continued CPR as they rushed the man to a local hospital. However, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said on Wednesday that the man had died.

As of September 28th the vessel remained moored at Quincy, south of Boston, Massachusetts.

2007-built, Singapore-flagged, 19,391 gt MTM Dublin is owned by MTM Dublin Pte Ltd care of MT Maritime management USA LC of Southport, Connecticut, USA. ISM manager is MTM Ship Management Pte of Singapore. It is entered with NorthStandard on behalf of MTM Dublin Pte.