Bulgarian seaman died after falling into hold, police found death suspicious

A deckhand of bulk carrier LUDOGORETS, berthed at Samsun port, turkey, Black sea, died on the spot after falling into cargo hold from a 14-meter height. Understood tragic accident took place on Oct 12 or Oct 13. Police found circumstances of the death of 47-year old Bulgarian seaman suspicious, investigation was launched. Bulk carrier with cargo of copper arrived at Samsun from Burgas Bulgaria, on Oct 9.
Bulk carrier LUDOGORETS, IMO 9415155, dwt 29618, built 2010, flag Malta, manager NAVIGATION MARITIME BULGARE.



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.