Six port workers poisoned by gas on board of bulk carrier, Napier, NZ

Six workers from stevedoring company ISO have been poisoned by carbon monoxide on board of a bulk carrier NORD YILAN, docked at Napier port, New Zealand, in the evening Apr 30. As of May 1, all were discharged from hospital. What happened exactly, isn’t yet clear –NORD YILAN was chartered by Emslaw One timber company, and was in the process of loading logs, when accident took place. Six injured people inhaled accumulated carbon monoxide emitted by, according to Port Authorities, a turbo motor. Maybe it was some mechanism like forklift, transferred into hold for logs handling?
Bulk carrier NORD YILAN, IMO 9573907, dwt 28191, built 2010, flag Panama, manager Sincere Industrial Corp., Yaiwan.



Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.