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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.

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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.

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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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