BULK CARRIER INTERRUPTED VOYAGE AFTER CAPTAIN’S DEATH, MED

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Bulk carrier ADAPEARL requested medical assistance off Agrigento, southern Sicily, on Jun 2, reporting sick crew. The ship interrupted her voyage from Fethiye Turkey to Spain and anchored off Agrigento at around midday Jun 2. Understood 43-year old Captain of Turkish nationality got ill, with heart attack symptoms. He died, his body was transferred to hospital, coroner confirmed heart attack as the cause of death. As of 0500 UTC Jun 3, the ship remained anchored off Agrigento.

Posted in Accidents by Mikhail Voytenko on Jun 03, 2021 at 05:24