A UK accident report has criticised the safety culture on a Briese Dry Cargo multipurpose (MPP) ship after a dockworker was crushed to death by the vessel's crane.

The fatal accident happened on the 4,500-dwt, Gibraltar-flag Cimbris (built 2003) at the Antwerp Bulk Terminal in Belgium on 14 July 2020.

The stevedore coordinator suffered "catastrophic" injuries after being crushed into a 13-cm gap between the gantry crane and a cargo hatch cover, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) said.

The report reveals that no one saw the stevedore position himself between the moving crane and the hatch cover.