THE New Zealand Transport Accident Investigation Commission has launched an investigation into an incident that occurred on 10 December on the containership Moana Chief while it was berthed at Port of Auckland.

According to TAIC’s initial report, a member of the ship’s crew was taken to hospital with leg injuries after they slipped and caught their leg in the gangway.

When the incident occurred, the ship was raising the gangway in preparation for departure from the port.

Moana Chief is a New Zealand-flagged box ship with a carrying capacity of 1740 TEU.

The ship is owned and operated by Pacifica Shipping, a division of Swire Shipping.

Moana Chief runs on a fixed-day weekly schedule that connects key ports in New Zealand’s North Island and South Island.