Pilot fell overboard, rescued, Dardanelles

Turkish pilot fell into water from pilot ladder, while boarding bulk carrier LORD NELSON in eastern Dardanelles, in the evening Mar 7. The ship stopped, pilot was rescued, he’s safe and in good health. Bulk carrier is en route from Ukraine to Portugal, she probably, interrupted her voyage for investigation. Last AIS position was dated around 1700 UTC Mar 7 in Dardanelles, apparently after pilot fell overboard and the ship maneuvered to rescue him, at a reduced speed.
Bulk carrier LORD NELSON, IMO 9296315, dwt 28653, built 2005, flag Panama, manager BRITISH BULKERS INC, Greece (EQUASIS).



Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.