Tuesday, 18 February 2020

4 crew poisoned by fumigation, 1 died, France

General cargo ship FRI DOLPHIN alerted MRCC Corsen France, in the evening Feb 13, reporting 4 crew being poisoned during cargo fumigation process. The ship was in Bay of Biscay W of Brest, en route from Les Sables d’Olonne to Hull UK, with cargo of corn. Paramedics team was transferred on board by helicopter, they found one crew dead, other three in stable condition, but weather didn’t allow airlifting, so the ship interrupted voyage and headed for Brest. The ship entered Brest waters and anchored early in the morning Feb 14, and sick crew were transferred to hospital, their condition being stable. FRI DOLPHIN was still at anchor as of 0930 UTC Feb 14.

General cargo ship FRI DOLPHIN, IMO 9073880, dwt 3027, built 1994, flag Bahamas, manager KOPERVIK SHIP MANAGEMENT AS.

My name is Nikolay Torkin, I’m Merchant Marine Master, presently in command of feeder container ship trading in South East Asia. My family lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mikhail provides me with daily accidents reports, I send him information with regards to accidents and container ships.

Maritime and Crimean Shipping News

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