Two crew of Suezmax tanker died after drinking methyl spirit

Second officer and an AB, both Ukrainians, died after they drank methyl spirit on board of crude oil tanker MAGUS during the night Aug 19-20. Master of tanker, anchored off Taman, Kerch Strait anchorage, Black sea, requested immediate assistance to two poisoned crew. They were transferred on board of a tug to be taken to hospital in Taman. One died during transportation, another one reportedly, died in hospital.
Crude oil tanker MAGUS, IMO 9018464, dwt 149686, built 1993, flag Panama, manager FIDES SHIP MANAGEMENT LLC, Ukraine (EQUASIS).



Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.