MCIB/04 - Arklow Brook
Report into the Incident on Board the "Arklow Brook" on 15th January 2002 where a Crewmember Sustained Serious Injuries.
River Elbe, near Hamburg, Germany
Date of Incident
Tuesday 15 January 2002
Monday 04 October 2004
On the 15th January 2002 the MV "Arklow Brook" was proceeding upriver towards the port of Hamburg on the River Elbe in Germany. At approximately 16.10 hours local time, Able Seaman Martin Lax was working with the Chief Mate in way of the portable bulkhead starboard side aft. Mr. Lax, rigged a Bosun’s chair and was in the process of packing burlap (sack cloth) into a gap between the portable bulkhead and the hold bulkhead shell when Mr. Lax fell approximately 9 metres into the hold. Mr. Lax suffered serious head injuries.