Crew overboard from CMV cruise ship Vasco da Gama docked at Port Tilbury UK

   May 21, 2020 ,   Accidents

A male crew is being treated in a London hospital after falling from a Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) ship currently moored at Port Tilbury (London, England).

The accident happened on Tuesday, May 20, the CMV liner in question is Vasco Da Gama. Reportedly, the man attempted suicide by intentionally jumping overboard from Sports Deck 12. He landed on a pierside located TEU-container and was ambulanced after suffering serious injuries.

An investigation of the accident is currently taking place. CMV is assisting the local police and port authorities.

Vasco Da Gama was berthed at Tilbury Port together with the CMV fleetmates Astoria and Magellan, as well as the Saga Group-owned liners Spirit of Discovery and Saga Sapphire. The vessels remain laid up due to the ongoing pandemic. The majority of the crew onboard the vessels are foreign nationals and the operators are looking for ways to repatriate them for the duration of the lockdown.

Vasco da Gama (is currently passenger-free (carrying a total of 486 staff-crew) and has been docked there since April 30 after completing a repatriation voyage from Fremantle-Perth (Western Australia).

For other Vasco Da Gama accidents and incidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.