SELANDIA SWAN - Fall over board on 23 July 2015


The findings from the investigation have indicated that, on 23 July 2015, the 3rd officer was inspecting the lifebuoys mounted on the bridge wings while he was alone on watch on the bridge. During the inspection of the starboard lifebuoy, he accidentally lost his footing and fell overboard between 1005 and 1010 local time.

Within 15 minutes the crewmembers realized that the 3rd officer was missing and they immediately responded as if he had fallen overboard and initiated the man overboard procedures. Several ships participated in the search, but were unsuccessful in locating the 3rd officer. He was located and recovered by a rescue helicopter deployed from the Danish JRCC. Resuscitation was commenced immediately after he was recovered from the sea, but was not successful. He was pronounced dead at Aalborg University Hospital at 1619 local time.

The report can be downloaded in PDF format here.