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Singapore Harbor Pilot Killed in Fall Accident

Mike Schuler
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February 13, 2023

A Singaporean harbor pilot has died after falling overboard while disembarking a vessel off of Singapore’s Southern Islands, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has confirmed.

The incident took place on February 11 at about 0250 hours local time. The harbor pilot from PSA Marine (PSAM) reportedly fell overboard while disembarking from a tug to a PSAM launch boat. He was wearing a life jacket at the time of the fall.

The pilot’s body was recovered hours later, at about 1130 hours.

Investigations into the incident are on going.

The incident is the latest fatality involving ship pilots. Last month, a UK ship pilot was killed following an accident during pilot transfer in northern England’s Humber estuary.

In 2020, a Sandy Hook pilot was killed after falling from a pilot ladder while boarding tanker arriving at the Port of New York and New Jersey. That incident came less than a year after another Sandy Hook pilot was killed after falling from an inbound containership during a boarding.

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