Aker Philadelphia Shipyard, Inc. (APSI) has released the following update regarding an incident that occurred early morning on 12th February at its facility.
At approximately 6:50am, maintenance was being performed on the shipyard’s gantry crane when an electrical fault occurred. Following protocol, NAVSES and the Philadelphia Fire Department responded. One employee, who is now in stable condition, was injured and transported to an area hospital for treatment. No one else was injured and no individuals were trapped.
The incident is under investigation by APSI’s Safety and Maintenance departments. Damages to the crane will be evaluated as part of the investigation, but are not expected to require significant repair. APSI’s projects are not expected to be materially impacted by the incident and overall operations are continuing without interruption.
Aker Philadelphia Shipyard is a leading U.S. commercial shipyard constructing vessels for operation in the Jones Act market. It possesses a state-of-the-art shipbuilding facility and has earned a reputation as the preferred provider of oceangoing merchant vessels with a track record of delivering quality ships.
phillyshipyard, February 13, 2014