Master of bulk carrier died on arrival at Greek port

Bulk carrier KINGFISHER D in the evening Oct 18 requested medical assistance to 47-year old Master of the ship, who lost conscience, on arrival from Bejaia Algeria to Lavrio port anchorage, southeast Attica, Greece. Master was medevaced to Lavrio Port, but regretfully, he was found to be dead on arrival. His body was taken to hospital in Athens for autopsy. Cause of death yet unknown, probably heart attack or a stroke. As of morning Oct 20, bulk carrier remained anchored at Lavrio Anchorage, awaiting replacement Master. She’s in ballast.
Bulk carrier KINGFISHER D, IMO 9238117, dwt 28425, built 2002, flag Marshall Islands, manager BARU DELTA MARITIME INC, Greece (EQUASIS).

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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.