Seafarer Killed in Four-storey Fall Onboard Malta Ship


A Filipino seafarer fell to his death while his crew was preparing to refuel his ship at Malta Freeport, reports said.

A report says the seafarer fell from four decks at 4:45 a.m. as he and other crew members were preparing the container ship Ravenna for refueling from a bunkering vessel at Malta Freeport.

Emergency services were called but the Filipino was pronounced dead on the spot.

A report says Magistrate Dr. Grazio Mercieca is conducting an inquiry into the unnamed Filipino’s death.

Malta Freeport CEO Alex Montebello sent his condolences to the crew member’s family, friends, and colleagues and explained that the port’s crew did their best to have medical services on the ship as “quickly as possible.”

“Although Malta Freeport was not involved in the refueling operation, our duty manager was informed immediately and reacted promptly to ensure medical services were on the scene as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, however, nothing could be done to save the crew member’s life,” Montebello said.

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Source: GMA Network


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