May 21, 2024
MARITIME ACCIDENT: How Filipino crew died in Korea
How Panamax runs aground at Suez Canal
– By Godswill Odiong

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By Our Correspondent
Fresh facts have emerged on how the Filipino crew died in Korea, according to FleetMon.

The crew was previously thought to have been killed as one account had stated: “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 July 14, 2022. 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.”

But in the latest account, FleetMon, stated: “The accident victim was allegedly killed by a crane while traveling across the Indian Ocean, however this was actually a deck disaster brought on by inclement weather.”

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