Pilot died in Novorossiysk Port while disembarking from bulk carrier

61-year old pilot fell in water while disembarking from bulk carrier MARIA GS into pilot boat at around 2140 Moscow time, Mar 14, in Novorossiysk Port, Russia, Black sea. He was quickly recovered from water, but attempts to resuscitate him failed, he died. MARIA GS left Novorossiysk after the accident, bound for Libya.
Bulk carrier MARIA GS, IMO 9574195, dwt 28378, built 2011, flag Liberia, manager GS Maritime, Greece.

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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.