Posted on July 12, 2019 by Ilias Kiritsis

The Liberian-flagged LPG Tanker, GAS AEGEAN had to interrupt her journey on July 8th after two of its crew were found dead on board.

The vessel had been en route from Lavera, France to Cuddalore, East India when the Master was informed of the incident.

The two individuals, a 34-year old Ukrainian national and a 39-year old Russian national, were both confirmed to be serving as officers aboard the vessel.

Upon discovery of the bodies the Gas Aegean contacted maritime authorities in Sri Lanka and changed its course for the Sri Lankan port of Trincomalee.

The cause of the two deaths, which appear to have happened simultaneously, is not yet known at this point.

The vessel arrived at the port of Trincomalee during the morning hours of July the 11th and the bodies of the two dead seafarers were handed off to the local authorities.

The police will be conducting an autopsy so as to determine the cause of death for the unfortunate crew members and has launched a full investigation into the event.

 

Image Courtesy of Marine Traffic

Posted in Safety , Accident , Sri Lanka , South East Asia

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