Master, Chief Officer and AB died in tragic accident on board of UAE bulk carrier

A tragic accident reportedly took place on board of bulk carrier BAHRI BULK berthed at Dammam, Saudi Arabia, on Feb 24. The ship arrived at Dammam from Brazil with cargo of wheat bran pellets. An AB entered closed hold and collapsed. Master and Chief Officer rushed to assist him, and also collapsed. All three were taken to hospital, but died, understood while being in intensive care. Master was Ukrainian, Chief Officer and AB were Indians.
Bulk carrier BAHRI BULK, IMO 9660530, dwt 81864, built 2014, flag Saudi Arabia, manager MIDEAST SHIPMANAGEMENT, UAE.

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