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Felixstowe/Chile: Inquest date set for ship fall seaman

12:46 15 February 2013

The MV Tempanos on which a crew member died after falling into a cargo hold while the vessel was berthed at the Port of Felixstowe in 2011.

The MV Tempanos on which a crew member died after falling into a cargo hold while the vessel was berthed at the Port of Felixstowe in 2011.


An inquest is set to take place on Monday on the death of Chilean crew member who fell 25 metres on board a ship berthed at Felixstowe port.


Jose Gonzalez-Ortega, 30, was an Able Seaman aboard MV Tempanos and died on December 17, 2011 after sustaining multiple injuries as a result of a fall into a cargo hold. A Marine Accident Investigation Bureau report found that it is likely he slipped on ice and fell. Mr Gonzalez was part of a crew of 24 Chilean and East European nationals on the vessel. The inquest will be held at Ip-City Centre in Bath Street, Ipswich.



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