Global Filipino sailors: 1 dead aboard ship; 1 missing from falling overboard

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Whatever your religion is, ask deliverance from hazards always from the highest. It pays, even for menial undertakings, especially for workers engaged in air, land and sea travel- including soldiers.

A tragic incident killed a Filipino seafarer

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, about 10:45 p.m., a 39 year-old, Filipino sailor was found dead on board a cargo ship docked at the port of Los Angeles (Thursday, Manila time)
Investigators believe the Filipino sailor was fatally injured while the ship named Cap Posada was unloading cargo Wednesday night. The victim was discovered with a blunt force trauma to the head and with no other injuries, the report said
An authority from the port of LA said police was called and told about the incident.
The victim was a crewmember of the container ship Cap Posada and working for Hamburg Sud, which is based in Germany. The Cap Posada had originated from Vancouver and left for New Zealand Thursday afternoon.
The port said the shipping company’s agent will make the arrangements to transport the worker’s remains.
CREDIT: Phillip Sanfield, the port’s director of media relations, in a report dated June 19, 2014 in City News Service, said the Filipino seaman found dead aboard the Cap Posada vessel was killed by accident; it appeared the accident occurred while the containers were being moved on and off the ship, Sanfield said (presstelegram.com).

Authorities are seemingly convinced the killing was accidental

Phillip Sanfield, the port’s director of media relations, in a report dated June 19, 2014 in City News Service, said the Filipino seaman found dead aboard the Cap Posada vessel was killed by accident; it appeared the accident occurred while the containers were being moved on and off the ship, Sanfield said (presstelegram.com).
The Port Police and Federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration are still looking into the cause of death.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has yet to confirm the report.
CREDIT: Container ship Cap Posada docked at an LA port on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 to unload cargo; on same day in the night, according to a report, a 39-year-old Filipino seaman was found dead onboard with a blunt force trauma in the head (Photo pinoybrunei.com).

In a related incident, a 47-year-old Pinoy seaman went missing after falling overboard from his oil-tanker ship

Meantime last week, while an oil tanker was sailing off the coast of Port Alfred, a Filipino sailor, 47-year-old, went missing after falling overboard. Reports from Cape Town said the ship Alpine Amalia was heading to Angola from Singapore in rough weather conditions when the accident happened at about 11 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2014
The 47-year old Filipino sailor together with 2 other fellow Filipino sailors were tossed overboard when the oil tanker was hit by sea swells. The 2 other Filipino sailors suffered back, wrist and knee injuries and were treated after they were rescued by the National Sea Rescue Institute.
Rescue workers failed to find the 47-year old Filipino seaman who had been carried away by the strong sea current. They alerted the Transnet Ports Authority for assistance.
CREDIT: In a separate incident, on June 15, 2014 about 11 p.m. while an oil tanker Alpine Amalia was sailing off the coast of Port Alfred, bound for Angola from Singapore, 3 Filipino sailors were tossed overboard when a sea swells as the weather was rough hit the ship. Two of the Filipino sailors were saved. but the third one, a 47-year old Pinoy seaman was still missing up to press time (shipspotting.com/ FleetMon.com)

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author avatar Phyl Campbell
13th Aug 2014 (#)

A dangerous business, indeed!

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