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Rusty cable caused accident on Torm vessel

A corrugated cable was the direct cause behind three seafarers being seriously injured during a drill on a Torm vessel in April. The shipping company tells ShippingWatch that it has learned from the accident.

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A rusty cable caused an accident on a Torm ship in which three crew members were seriously injured, as they fell 17 meters during a safety drill in the waters off Guinea.

The three Danish seafarers were located in a lifeboat that was being lifted on board tanker Torm Maren, when a cable suddenly snapped and sent them into a freefall.

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