Cargo ship crew poisoned by fumigation, Ravenna

Four Albanian crew of a general cargo ship KRISTI I were taken to hospital at Ravenna, Italy, shortly after ship’s arrival on Aug 20, with poisoning symptoms. Poisoning believed to be caused by cargo fumigation. The ship arrived from Split Croatia with cargo of grain.
General cargo ship KRISTI I, IMO 8918291, dwt 3502, built 1992, flag Albania, manager BLUMARE CO SHPK, Durres.

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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.