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Two crew members of the Russian diesel-electric ship Vasily Golovnin (FESCO transport group) on their way to the port of Cape Town (South Africa) died for unknown reasons, Interfax reports with reference to a representative of the Trade Union Federation of Primorsky Krai.
According to him, a sailor born in 1988 and a turner born in 1972 died on April 25 during the transfer of the vessel from an Antarctic expedition to the port of Cape Town.
“The cause of death has not yet been established. Representatives of the trade unions of Primorye work in the commission to investigate the incident, ”explained the agency interlocutor. The investigation is given 15 days, if necessary, the period can be extended, he added.
The agency interlocutor said that the sailors felt bad, the ship’s doctor provided them with medical assistance, but they could not save people. They died a few hours apart.
The press service of FESCO reported that the situation at the moment does not comment.
“We have not yet commented on the situation. An investigation is underway, according to the results of which we will prepare a press release, ”the press service reported.
Earlier it was reported that the Vasily Golovnin icebreaking ship was involved in cargo delivery for Indian research stations in Antarctica. “Vasily Golovnin” left the port of Cape Town (South Africa) in January and headed for Antarctica, it was reported that the Antarctic flight would last three months.
Source: Martime News of Russia