Master of bulk carrier died in his chair

Master of a bulk carrier AURORA CHRISTINE, berthed at Cilacap, southern Java, died on May 10 sitting in his chair. Understood 52-year old Master died from some kind of stroke or attack, and so-called coronavirus has nothing to do with it. His body, nevertheless, was taken off the board in accordance with all biohazard protocols, while all crew were tested for infection, non were found test positive. The ship with cargo of coal arrived from southern Kalimantan on May 8.
Bulk carrier AURORA CHRISTINE, IMO 9214862, dwt 46709, built 2000, flag Indonesia, manager ASIA MULIA TRANSPASIFIK PT.



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.