Maersk ship makes emergency stop to disembark deceased sailor

A Singapore vessel makes emergency stop in Tenerife to disembark deceased sailor

The 5,466 TEU Maersk Ganges was on its way to Lome in Togo from Algeciras in Spain, before making an emergency stop in Tenerife on 26 June.

The Singaporean ship had to make a call at the east dock of the Port of Santa Cruz to disembark the body of one of its deceased crew members, according to sources from the Civil Guard who confirmed the news to the Atlántico Hoy.

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The Atlántico Hoy reported that the deck crew member, of Greek origin, had only been on board the vessel for a month before his passing.

The deceased body has now been transported to the Institute of Legal Medicine where it remains.

On inspection, the coroner in charge of carrying out the autopsy has found no sign of a violent death, according to the Atlántico Hoy.

Upon its compelled arrival in Santa Cruz, the ship was consigned by Marmedsa.

After disembarking the body in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the Maersk Ganges remained on the island overnight before resuming its journey to Togo on 27 June.

In April 2022, the Lyttelton Port Company, New Zealand, confirmed the death of an employee during loading operations.

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