Woman falls into hull of ship

2012-04-17 08:55

Durban - A woman was in a serious condition on Tuesday after falling down the hull of a ship in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

"Paramedics and their rescue unit arrived at the scene and found the patient at the bottom of the ship's hull in severe pain," said Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha.

He said the incident happened at Maydon Wharf at around 04:00.

The woman, believed to be a worker, was stabilised, hoisted out of the ship and transported by ambulance to the St Augustine's hospital.

Further details were not immediately available.

  • Stirrer - 2012-04-17 09:39

    "The woman, believed to be a worker" on the ship at 04:00? Sex worker, or what?

      Gail - 2012-04-17 10:25

      Work at the port goes on 24/7. Ships are loaded throughout the day and night so she was most likely a worker from one of the teams doing the loading. It is highly unlikely that she was a sex worker because the area is very strictly controlled. To get in there you need all sorts of permits and thorough checks are done. It is a hazardous working environment and all precautions are taken, but accidents still happen.

      Stirrer - 2012-04-17 11:15

      Gail, your superior knowledge of what goes on in ports in the early hours of the morning leaves me in awe.

      Zing - 2012-04-17 11:52

      Stirrer, it seems you think ports are only there for sex-workers?

  • raegan.mcreed - 2012-04-17 09:45


      Mike - 2012-04-17 11:36

      oh for ship sakes

      Stirrer - 2012-04-17 13:19

      Stop it, the boat of you!

      Mike - 2012-04-17 13:44

      that knocked the wind out of my sails, so ive hoisted my opinion.

      Raymond - 2012-04-17 15:28

      Do I bow down to your superior word skills oar not?

      Christopher - 2012-04-17 16:33


  • nomkhuleko.precious - 2012-04-17 09:48

    I feel sowi 4 her family!....

  • Steve - 2012-04-17 11:10

    falls DOWN the hull - how is that done? maybe should be worded 'fell into the hold' =engine room/anchor locker/other

  • nishan.sitlu - 2012-04-17 11:21

    What was she doing out of the kitchen? Lol - just kidding. Wish her a speedy recovery!

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