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Two Filipino sailors die in mid sea

Two Filipino sailors die in mid sea
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Two Filipino sailors allegedly died of asphyxiation while attending to technical snags in the coal compartment of their vessel Mv Iolocs Genesis which was bound for Gangavaram Port. 

Visakhapatnam: Two Filipino sailors allegedly died of asphyxiation while attending to technical snags in the coal compartment of their vessel Mv Iolocs Genesis which was bound for Gangavaram Port.

The incident took place on June 2 soon after the coal-laden vessel sailed out from Singapore Port on May 31.

Spokesperson for Gangavaram Port said, on-board the ship one of the sailors identified as Jamisola Antonio Idulfa opened the coal cabin with thermometer and entered the hole to ascertain the coal heat. Inhaling poisonous gases, he died instantly.

His associate Cejudo Gerard Centino rushed to save his mate and got into the hole and he too died while trying to save him. The management of the vessel put the bodies in the freezer till the vessel berthed at Gangavaram Port on June 7.

The vessel’s agent informed all the authorities concerned about the two deaths, to police, customs and port, in advance before the vessel’s arrival at Gangavaram Port.

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