In what appears to be a cargo-related incident, a tanker has arrived at Cartagena with three dead, including the vessel’s captain
Global Lake, a 7,500-dwt clean products tanker built in China in 2020 and managed by Aker Group of Istanbul, Turkey, was en route to Cartagena, Spain, when a tragic incident resulted in the death of three on board.
Aker Group said the crewmembers involved were overcome while in a cargo tank, and fainted. Although crew responded with first aid and alerted emergency personnel, the shipmanager reported the deaths of three crew and the hospitalisation of a fourth. The tanker is now berthed in Cartagena with one crew member still in hospital.
Aker Group has issued the following statement:
While the Liberia-flagged M/T GLOBAL LAKE under our management was en-route to Cartagena, Spain, during the cargo tanks control our colleagues, AB Mindia Gatenadze, Bosun Hasan Argındoğan, AB Hüseyin Eryılmaz and the Master Ahmet Akdeniz have fainted in the cargo tank and the other crew members have immediately intervened, sought emergency aid and applied first aid. However, with deep sorrow, we have been informed that despite all efforts, Mindia Gatenadze, Hasan Argındoğan, and Master Ahmet Akdeniz have lost their lives. Hüseyin Eryılmaz has been hospitalised with a helicopter which arrived on site immediately upon the emergency call of the vessel and with the efforts of our company.
Investigations are being carried out by ourselves and the relevant authorities carefully and after evaluation of all facts and causation, all results will be shared with the authorities and the public with all details.
We wish all God’s mercy upon our colleagues who lost their lives and share our deepest condolences with their families and our shipping community. We wish to express that we are with our workmates and the families who lost their beloved ones, we give and will continue to give all necessary support to them during this sad period.
AKAR DENİZ TAŞIMACILIĞI VE TİCARET AŞ.
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