Log vessel leads to hospitalization

Six stevedore workers were hospitalized for carbon monoxide poisoning after an incident on board log vessel Nord Yilan (IMO 9573907) in Napier Port, New Zealand, on April 30th.

Napier Port confirmed that at approximately 8 pm on April 30th “an incident occurred on log vessel, Nord Yilan, berthed at Napier Port. The incident involved staff from stevedoring company, ISO, who are employed by log exporter, Ernslaw One. Emergency services responded to the incident and some ISO staff were hospitalized”, the port said.

Local media reported that the turbo unit on the engine of the log ship blew and billowed exhaust fumes, causing carbon monoxide poisoning of the workers who were in the ship’s hold.

Representatives of Maritime New Zealand have been sent to the scene and investigation into the accident has been launched.

Since then, four workers reportedly had been released from the hospital.

2010-built, Panama-flagged, 17,019 gt Nord Yilan is owned by Southeast Marine Transport care of manager Sincere Industrial Corp of Taipei City, Taiwan. It is entered with UK P&I Club (Area Group Hong Kong) on behalf of Southeast Marine Transport Corp.