Taichung port pilot fell into the seawater while boarding container ship “Blue Ocean” marine occurrence initial report
On 21st February, 2022, at 1113 hours , a Taichung Port pilot fell from pilot ladder during the ship transfer of pilot between the pilot boat and the inbound container ship “ Blue Ocean”. The occurrence caused fatality of the pilot.
The Taiwan Transportation Safety Board（TTSB）identified that this event was a very serious marine casualty per the Transportation Occurrence Investigation Act and referencing to the Casualty Investigation Code of the International Maritime Organization（IMO）.The Investigator-In-Charge was assigned, and an investigation team was launched to conduct the investigation.
Further information and progress of the occurrence investigation will be published on the TTSB website.
Vivi Yang, Secretariat Office