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Two civilian mariners die in accidents on MSC ships

Aug 7, 2019 01:37 PM

The incidents occurred in the Arabian Sea and at a shipyard in Charleston, S.C.

USNS Cesar Chavez

U.S. Navy photo

USNS Cesar Chavez

(WASHINGTON) — A civilian mariner died in late July due to injuries sustained in “a workplace mishap” on the dry cargo ship Cesar Chavez while it operated in the Arabian Sea, the Navy Times reported.

Able seaman Brian Francis Crowe, 56, was injured while performing routine maintenance on July 26, according to Military Sealift Command (MSC) and Naval Safety Center records.

Officials said that medical personnel were unable to resuscitate Crowe. An MSC investigation into his death continues and the command declined to provide further details.

On June 27, a civil service mariner died after tumbling 25 feet while performing maintenance aloft on the dry cargo ship William McLean.

Boatswain’s mate Martin Anthony, 51, was working on the ship at the Detyens Shipyard in Charleston, S.C., when he fell and sustained fatal injuries.

Few other details were immediately available, and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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