Seaman injured in stormy seas, died

Bulk carrier ALMA contacted MRCC Corsen, France, and requested medical assistance to 57-year old Ukrainian crew in critical condition, injured reportedly, due to rough seas conditions, at 2110 UTC Nov 22 in Celtic sea some 150 nm west of Brest. Paramedics team was delivered on board of bulk carrier by helicopter, at 0140 UTC Nov 23 paramedics pronounced seaman’s death. The ship interrupted her voyage from UK to Cuba and headed for Brest, to undergo all formalities. Exact cause of mortal accident unknown, it may be anything, from wave hit to fall or hit by some heavy object.
Bulk carrier ALMA, IMO 9231676, dwt 30085, built 2002, flag Malta, manager ALLOCEANS SHIPPING CO LTD, Greece.



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.