MCIB/21 - Dunkerque Express
Report of the Investigation into the Fatality That Occurred on Board MV "Dunkerque Express" at Felixstowe, England on 26 August 1998
Date of Incident
Wednesday 26 August 1998
Wednesday 28 April 2004
Mr. Isaac Ackon aged 37 years was a Ghanaian national employed on board the Irish registered ship "Dunkerque Express" as a Category 1 sailor. During cargo operations in the Port of Felixstowe, England Mr. Ackon was trapped between the ends of two twenty foot cargo containers (TEU's). The accident occurred at the final stages of loading. Mr. Ackon died as a result of this accident. Time of occurrence was at 12.25 hours (BST) on Wednesday 26 August 1998. The Ipswich Hospital Consultant Pathologist determined that the cause of death was asphyxia.