Seafarer falls to his death carrying out ship maintenance

Seafarer falls to his death carrying out ship maintenance

A 44-year-old Filipino man plunged to his death while carrying out maintenance work on a ship near Lumut in Malaysia today.

Magtahas Anecito Bahian died instantly after he fell about 13 m onto the deck of the Necklace. The ship was anchored about six nautical miles from Brazilian miner’s Vale terminal at Teluk Rubiah. The 92,903 dwt ship is controlled by Greece’s Transmed Shipping.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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