Man in hospital after ship plunge

A MAN is recovering in hospital today after plummeting 30 feet into the hold of a ship at Ipswich Port.The man, believed to be between 30 and 40 years old fell into the hold of the ship, Werfen, at around 3.

A MAN is recovering in hospital today after plummeting 30 feet into the hold of a ship at Ipswich Port.

The man, believed to be between 30 and 40 years old fell into the hold of the ship, Werfen, at around 3.10pm.

Five fire crews from Princes Street and Colchester Road, an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle were called to the scene. It took around 40 minutes to move the man from the boat with the aid of a crane. The boat was docked at Ipswich Port's Cliff Quay.

The victim, who is believed to have a suspected fractured skull, was taken to Ipswich Hospital.


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Health and Safety Executive officials are expected to carry out inquiries early next week.

The vessel is believed to have left the port overnight.

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It is the second time a man has been injured on the German container ship at the port.

In July last year a crewman injured his leg and had to be taken ashore.

It was believed the man slipped over on board and broke his leg. He was taken to Ipswich Hospital accompanied by two other crew members.

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