Seafarer Dies On Cargo Ship In Vietnam Due To Gas Poisoning
Thanh Hoa Province’s Border Guard Command mentioned on Tuesday that it is collaborating with relevant agencies to examine the case wherein three crew of VIGOR SW, which had been docked at the Nghi Son International Port in the province, had been hospitalized at Hop Luc International General Hospital, following an accident on Sunday.
As the boat paused to let crew members unload goods at the port, the ship’s captain discovered that three Chinese individuals, Li Wen Liang, 33, Zhuang Lijn, 52, and Kong Deshan, 23, were unconscious. The three were rushed to a local hospital, but one was declared dead.
Another is in a deep coma, while the remaining victim has severely broken ribs.
Dr Duong Tat Linh, Hop Luc International General Hospital’s director, the one where they are currently being treated, said that it might be possible that these crew members suffered from hydrogen sulfide (H2S) poisoning.
Hydrogen sulfide is often generated via the microbial breakdown of organic matter due to a lack of oxygen, like in swamps, sewers, or a vessel’s cargo compartment.
Tanker attacked, probably boarded, Gulf of Guinea
Merchant ship was attacked in the afternoon Apr 10 in Gulf of Guinea, understood it’s tanker SUCCESS 9. Coordinates and time coincide with attack position and time. AIS off since time of attack, so most probably tanker was boarded by pirates. Awaiting confirmation of tanker ID, and updates.
Strange story of young Italian engineer on board of Grimaldi’s ship
A mysterious incident occurred on board of car carrier GRANDE TEXAS during her stay at Libyan ports between Mar 11 and Mar 24 this year. A young 20-year old Italian engineer stopped calling his relatives in Italy, and didn’t respond to their calls. His relatives contacted Captain, and were told, that young man was in some kind of mental or psychotic distress, wasn’t responding to his crew mates or recognizing them, and finally, became violent. He was tied up and contained to his bed, later he was transferred to hospital in Italy. Probably because his legs blood circulation was disrupted, he’s now facing a risk of losing his legs. Complaints are already filed with Italian police, investigation understood to be under way.
Tankers collision, Sunda Strait
Tanker SINAR MALAHAYATI collided with tanker FORTUNE PACIFIC XLIX at oil terminal anchorage, Merak port, Java, Sunda Strait, while approaching oil terminal. FORTUNE PACIFIC XLIX was leaving port, probably maneuvering to anchor. According to ships’ tracks, accidents took place late Apr 9 or early Apr 10. FORTUNE PACIFIC XLIX suffered superstructure damages in starboard area with bridge wing broken and dangling, SINAR MALAHAYATI suffered bow damages. SINAR MALAHAYATI remained at anchored until morning Apr 12, she was berthed at terminal at around noon that day. She arrived from Saudi Arabia. FORTUNE PACIFIC XLIX was anchored too, and as of morning Apr 13, remained at anchor.