Filipino sailor falls to death from ship in Malta
A Filipino seafarer died after falling four stories from a container ship at Malta Freeport on Thursday.
According to the Times of Malta and Malta Independent, the 57-year-old Filipino fell down at 4:45 a.m. while his co-crew members were preparing to refuel their ship from a bunkering vessel. Medical staff was summoned but the seafarer died on the spot.
Magistrate Gracio Mercieca was reportedly conducting an inquiry into the seafarer’s death.
Alex Montebello, CEO of Freeport, expressed his sympathies to the victim’s family, friends and colleagues. “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,” he said. Gianna Francesca Catolico /ra
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