Crew member dies after falling from cruise ship

A person has fallen to his dying from a cruise ship docked at a Scottish pier.

The incident occurred aboard the Viking Mars at 11am yesterday whereas it was anchored at Saltburn Pier, Invergordon in Ross-shire.

Two ambulances, a trauma crew and an air ambulance attended and a person was airlifted to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary however died from his accidents.

Viking Cruises, which owns and operates the vessel, confirmed at this time that the unnamed crewman, aged 40, has died. According to the BBC, the Health and Safety Executive is investigating the incident.

In an announcement, the corporate mentioned: “It is with great sadness that we confirm a crew member passed away following an incident in Scotland on 18 August.

“We shared our deepest sympathies with the crew member’s household and are working to make sure they’ve the help they want throughout this tough time.

“Viking’s focus remains on the safety and wellbeing of our crew and guests.

“Our operations crew is working with native authorities to find out how this occurred.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson mentioned: “Around 11am on Friday, 18 August, 2023, police received a report of a man having fallen from a ship at Saltburn Pier in Invergordon.

“Emergency services attended and the man was taken by helimed to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”

The Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call to attend an incident in Invergordon. We dispatched two ambulances, our trauma team, an air ambulance and a critical care paramedic to the scene. We airlifted one male patient in his 40s to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”

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