Lifeboat falls on sailor at Southampton docks

Lifeboat falls on sailor's head at docks

Lifeboat falls on sailor's head at docks. Picture by Chris Balcombe

Lifeboat falls on sailor's head at docks. Picture by Chris Balcombe

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A SAILOR had to be rescued from a ship at Southampton docks last night after a lifeboat fell on him.

One of the emergency lifeboats on the Nagato Reefer dropped down, hitting the man on his head.

South Central Ambulance Service confirmed today that they were called just before 5pm yesterday.

At least three ambulances were seen on the quayside.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service sent its heavy-duty turntable ladder platform vehicle, and used the extendable ladder to reach the deck where the incident happened.

The Nagato Reefer, registered in Panama, was built in 2000, and is a regular visitor to the Hampshire port.

The injuries suffered by the victim are not thought to be life-threatening.

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1:50pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

Maybe Uncle Albert was onboard at the time!
Maybe Uncle Albert was onboard at the time! Brite Spark
  • Score: 1

3:37pm Thu 10 Apr 14

lillylooper says...

man underboard !!!!
man underboard !!!! lillylooper
  • Score: 2

7:16pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Tallship says...

''Not thought to be life threatening' really! Emergency Lifeboats are not exactly light as a feather.
''Not thought to be life threatening' really! Emergency Lifeboats are not exactly light as a feather. Tallship
  • Score: 4

3:15am Fri 11 Apr 14

massimoosti says...

May have been one of the inflatable ribs.
May have been one of the inflatable ribs. massimoosti
  • Score: -2

10:05am Fri 11 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

massimoosti wrote:
May have been one of the inflatable ribs.
May have been that big orange thing ready for quick release on the vessel's port side in the photo.
[quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: May have been one of the inflatable ribs.[/p][/quote]May have been that big orange thing ready for quick release on the vessel's port side in the photo. Brite Spark
  • Score: 3

12:03pm Fri 11 Apr 14

X Old Bill says...

Brite Spark wrote:
massimoosti wrote:
May have been one of the inflatable ribs.
May have been that big orange thing ready for quick release on the vessel's port side in the photo.
Also, I think the 'angle of dangle' should give clue - Unless it was a freefall boat pointing inboard which would be rather novel....
[quote][p][bold]Brite Spark[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]massimoosti[/bold] wrote: May have been one of the inflatable ribs.[/p][/quote]May have been that big orange thing ready for quick release on the vessel's port side in the photo.[/p][/quote]Also, I think the 'angle of dangle' should give clue - Unless it was a freefall boat pointing inboard which would be rather novel.... X Old Bill
  • Score: 1

11:03pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Stubs says...

Was this just a rubber dingy.
Was this just a rubber dingy. Stubs
  • Score: 0

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