Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Crew Member Dies After Being Hit by Water Cannon during a test of ship’s firefighting equipment

MV Astro Tamoio. Photo: MarineTraffic.com

September 13, 2016 by gCaptain

 A crew member of an offshore supply vessel has died in Brazil after being hit with the waterjet shot from the vessel’s water cannon, Brazilian media has reported.

Three others were also injured.

The incident occurred Monday aboard the Astro Tamoio, a Brazilian-flagged OSV that is on charter with Petrobras, while the vessel was in Guanabara Bay near Rio de Janeiro.

The four people were reportedly on the deck of the OSV when they were hit with the water during a test of the ship’s firefighting equipment.

Local reports said the Navy was not on hand during the test as is required by law.

The Astro Tamoio was built in 2014 and is owned by AstromarĂ­tima Navigation of Brazil.