Filipino crew died in work accident on bulk carrier, was kept on board for 10 days

July 24, 2022 Maritime Safety News

Body of Filipino seaman who died in a work related accident was transferred from bulk carrier LOWLANDS COMFORT to authorities in Banda Aceh waters, Sumatra, on Jul 14. Bulk carrier is en route from Baltimore USA to China via Suez, accident took place on Jul 4 in Gulf of Aden, understood he was operating ship’s aux crane in aft section, and was hit. According to ship’s track, there was an attempt to disembark body in Oman, but understood, attempt was aborted, reason unknown. So body had to be kept on board until bulk carrier reached Indonesian waters. LOWLANDS COMFORT resumed voyage same day.

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